The Poverty Task Force has released the report Barriers to Accessing Oral Health Care for Low-Income Adults in Guelph. The report includes data from the local Oral Health Survey conducted last year by the Oral Health Action Committee of the Poverty Task Force in collaboration with the University of Guelph and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. The purpose of the survey was to gain a better understanding of the barriers to accessing oral health care for low-income adults. It was administered through local social and health services, as well as online.
The report, including results from the survey, was launched on May 28th at the Oral Health Community Forum hosted by the Poverty Task Force at HOPE House. Key findings from the report were presented, along with a number of recommendations to improve the oral health status of low-income adults in Guelph.
The full report can be found here.