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Introduction. Many homeless individuals spend a large portion of their days standing or walking, placing particular importance on lower extremity health in this population. However, few studies have been performed to investigate the podiatric needs of this group.


Mark Pasanen, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Julia Paradiso, Committee on Temporary Shelter

Aurora Lenz-Watson, PhD, Committee on Temporary Shelter


Committee on Temporary Shelter


Access to Health Services, Diabetes, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being


Presented at the 142nd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo, November 18, 2014 as "Happy Feet: Podiatric Evaluation of the Burlington Vermont Homeless Population," by Whitney Thomas, Priyanka Chilakamarri, Gurpinder Gill, Karl Kristiansen, Benjamin Rayikanti, Michael Sun, Julia Paradiso, LICSW, Aurora Lenz-Watson, PhD, Mark Pasanen, MD, and Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH.

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Happy Feet: Podiatric Needs of the Burlington Homeless Population