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Introduction: Low income individuals are faced with numerous barriers to health care that can lead to worse health outcomes. Limited access to transportation, in particular, has been linked to lower rates of doctor’s visits and consequently, a greater burden of disease. Community agencies such as Safe Harbor (SH), the Community Health Center (CHC), and the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) in Burlington, Vermont reported the move of many ambulatory care practices from Fletcher Allen Hospital, located on a citywide bus route, to Tilley Drive, which was not located on a bus route, as a significant barrier for their patients.
Annika Hawkins, FNP, MPH, Safe Harbor Clinic
Mary Anne Kohn, Committee on Temporary Shelter
Jill Jemison, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Committee on Temporary Shelter
Access to Health Services, Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Public Health Infrastructure
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Beal, Angus; Caulfield, Hannah; Cipolla, Elizabeth; Elsaesser, Theodore; Gagnon, Andrew; Gossling, Megan; Park, Yangseon; Jemison, Jill; Hawkins, Annika; and Kohn, Mary Anne, "Suburban Satellite Health Care Facilities Limit Access for Low-Income Patients" (2009). Public Health Projects, 2008-present. 17.