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Populations Served

Rural oral health programs serve a range of different populations:

  • Uninsured and underinsured individuals
  • School-age children
  • Mothers and pregnant women
  • Medicaid recipients
  • Minority populations
  • The homeless

Some rural oral health programs have conducted community health needs assessment to identify their priority populations.

Resources to Learn More

Hard to Reach: Rural Homelessness & Health Care
This report discusses homelessness in rural areas and compares its impact on healthcare access and outcomes in rural areas versus urban areas.
Author(s): Post, P.A.
Date: 1/2002