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Introduction: Despite expanded healthcare programs, the low income and elderly lack coverage of vision, hearing, and dental services. Community services are often asked to fill these gaps. To evaluate the situation in Burlington, VT, we surveyed staff and residents in Burlington Housing Authority (BHA) subsidized housing to (1) identify gaps in healthcare coverage and (2) assess barriers to accessing those services in this population.


Virginia Hood, MBBS, MPH, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Sarah Russell, Burlington Housing Authority


Burlington Housing Authority


Disability and Health, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Social Determinants of Health, Access to Health Services, Preparedness, Older Adults

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