Research Round-Ups

February Research Round-Up

Feb 20, 2020
Our Research Round-Ups highlight recent research articles, reports, and commentaries on screening for and/or addressing social needs in clinical settings. See below for a selection of publications recently added to the SIREN Evidence & Resource Library . As always, if you are aware of resources...

Research Round-Ups

Introducing the SIREN Grantees funded through our Innovation Grants Program

Aug 23, 2017
We’re excited to announce the three 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...

Interview: Technical Assistance Provided to the Accountable Health Community Model Grantees

Aug 21, 2017
We interviewed Rishi Manchanda of Health Begins about the Technical Assistance being provided to the Accountable Health Community Model Grantees by HealthBegins, Mathematica Policy Research, the Center for Health Care Strategies, and Ascend IST. Learn more below: 1. What do you anticipate will be...

Advancing Interoperable Social Determinants of Health

Jul 28, 2017
On July 26th SIREN Managing Director Caroline Fichtenberg participated in a webinar on Advancing Interoperable Social Determinants of Health (SDH). Hosted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HIT) as part of their webinar series Interoperability in Action,...

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Annual Meeting 2017

Jul 19, 2017
Caroline Fichtenberg, PhD
Bridging Clinical Medicine and Population Health – Pittsburgh, PA The NACCHO meeting this year included several sessions about social needs interventions in clinical settings, including: Healthy Food Prescription Programs There were two sessions that included presentations about food prescription...

July 2017 Research Round-Up

Jul 19, 2017
See below for publications recently added to the SIREN Evidence Library . As always, if you are aware of resources you think should be added to the Evidence Library , please send them our way! Student Hotspotting: Teaching the Interprofessional Care of Complex Patients P. Bedoya, K. Neuhausen, A...

June 2017 Research Round-Up

Jun 20, 2017
Impact of a Patient Navigator Program on Hospital-Based and Outpatient Utilization Over 180 Days in a Safety-Net Health System R.B. Balaban, F. Zhang, C.E. Vialle-Valentin, et al. Journal of General Internal Medicine The authors of this paper evaluated a post-hospital discharge outreach program in...

CMS Health-Related Social Needs Screening Tool Now Publicly Available

Jun 02, 2017
Caroline Fichtenberg, PhD
On May 30, 2017, CMMI released the core questions from the CMS Health-Related Social Needs Screening Tool that will be used in the Accountable Health Communities model . As described in this National Academies of Medicine paper ( CMS Core Health-Related Social Needs Screening Tool) , the tool uses...

May 2017 Research Round-Up

May 25, 2017
The monthly cycle of hypoglycemia: An observational claims-based study of emergency room visits, hospital admissions, and costs in a commercially insured population S. Basu, S.A. Berkowitz, H. Seligman Medical Care Using claims data for close to 600,000 individuals, the authors estimate that...

Pediatric Academic Societies 2017 Annual Meeting Recap from Laura Gottlieb, SIREN Director

May 18, 2017
Laura Gottlieb
I was thrilled to see that the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in San Francisco May 6-9 had a very strong showing for social prescribing* research. There were over 50 posters and presentations related to social determinants of health at this year’s conference, the majority of which focused on...

April 2017 Research Round-Up

Apr 11, 2017
Below is a list of recently published research related to integrating social and medical care. These can also be found in our Evidence Library . Food insecurity screening in pediatric primary care: Can offering referrals help identify families in need? C.J. Bottino, E.T. Rhodes, J.E. Cox, E.W...