A System Dynamics Approach to Modeling Oral Health Status in Low-Income Older Adults

Sunday, February 19, 2017: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room 311 (Hynes Convention Center)
Jean Schensul, Institute for Community Research, Hartford, CT
This presentation will define a system dynamics approach to oral health research, describe its utility in understanding complex systemic factors leading to treatment access and OH outcomes. The speaker will demonstrate how SD modeling can be applied to the oral health and hygiene status and self-management of older adults and other vulnerable residents of low income senior housing.