Date of Publication

Winter 1-23-2019



Oral health affects everyone and serves as a model for the long term benefits of establishing preventative health practices early in life. However, children with significant socioeconomic stress or cultural and language barriers to access may have difficulty obtaining oral hygiene information, or developing and maintaining oral health regimens. The Burlington Housing Authority (BHA) provides housing subsidization to low-income families and services many resettled refugee families in Burlington, VT. We recognize some intervention initiatives are already and place, and will evaluate program efficacy and utilization. Ultimately, we seek to understand barriers to the existing programs and recommend strategies to increase utilization, compliance, and education in our target population.


Molly Moore

UVM Larner College of Medicine

Taylor Puckhaber

Burlington Housing Authority


Burlington Housing Authority


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

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Oral Health and Barriers to Care in Burlington Housing Authority Residents