GOOD ORAL HEALTH
Oral Health touches every aspect of our lives but is so often taken for granted. This is especially so among older low income and minority community dwelling adults. Project Good Oral Health (GOH) attempts to reduce these oral health disparities by changing health norms and hygiene practices among vulnerable older adults. Good Oral Health is an oral health research program that focused on helping senior housing residents in need of improved oral health care and knowledge learn how to best manage their oral health.
Research partners across studies include the Institute for Community Research (ICR), University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Dental Medicine, North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), staff of local housing authorities and privately managed senior housing sites throughout central CT, and independently living residents of those buildings.