Our Grantees

We’re delighted to announce the two exciting research projects funded through our SIREN Innovation Grants program. The program was developed to advance our mission of catalyzing and disseminating high quality research on strategies for addressing patients’ basic resource needs as part of high quality clinical care. Our first Call for Proposals requested proposals that could add to our understanding of the health care cost and utilization impacts of interventions initiated in the context of health care delivery that target patients’ social and economic hardships. We look forward to working with the research groups over the course of the next two years.


Cost-benefit analysis of housing prescriptions as health care, a pilot study

Megan Sandel, MD, MPH (PI) | Children’s HealthWatch, Boston Medical Center
The research team will conduct a cost-benefit analysis of an existing 3-year pilot study, Housing Prescriptions as Health Care (HPHC). HPHC is an innovative project aims to alleviate housing...

Targeting Social Needs to Reduce the Total Cost of Care: Evaluating the Impact of a Clinic-Based Community Resource Desk Intervention

Bill Wright, PhD (PI) | Providence Portland Medical Center
This prospective longitudinal panel study will assess whether embedding an onsite community resource desk (CRD) staffed by community partner agencies and designed to help patients with a range of...