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SIREN Innovation Grants Call for Proposals Now Open

Mar 06, 2017
SIREN Staff
The SIREN Innovation Grants Call for Proposals is now open. The program will support research projects that advance work on how to address patients’ basic resource needs as part of high quality clinical care. Our first Call for Proposals focuses on projects that add to our understanding of the...

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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...

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...

Twitter Interview with Director Dr. Laura Gottlieb, MD, MPH

Apr 07, 2017
Below is the transcript for the incredibly insightful and informative interview we had with SIREN Director Dr. Laura Gottlieb, MD, MPH. Check it out on Twitter by searching #SIRENAsks. @SIREN_UCSF : Welcome to SIREN’s 1st #SIRENAsks Interview. Our 1st guest is SIREN Director Laura Gottlieb @...

March 2017 Research Round-Up

Mar 21, 2017
Each month, our newsletter will include a list of the most recent articles and reports published in the field. Below are articles published since Jan 1, 2017. See more articles like these in the searchable SIREN Evidence Library . Hospital readmission and social risk factors identified from...

Introducing the Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN)

Feb 27, 2017
SIREN Staff
SIREN was created in the spring of 2016 to respond to the need for more rigorous evidence on the impacts of clinical interventions addressing patients’ social needs. Housed at the University of California, San Francisco, SIREN will: Collect, summarize, and disseminate relevant research resources...

SIREN researchers provide recommendations for evaluation of CMMI’s Accountable Health Communities (AHC) initiative

Feb 10, 2017
SIREN Staff
The evaluation of CMMI’s Accountable Health Communities – a demonstration project that will test the impact of addressing patient’s social needs on health, utilization and cost outcomes – provides an important opportunity to answer critical questions about the effectiveness of medical and social...

Inaugural National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs Conference held Dec 7-9, 2016

Dec 12, 2016
SIREN Staff
The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs was launched in late 2016 to serve as a national hub for innovation to better meet the needs of patients with complex health and social needs who are often ill-served by the current system of care. The center’s inaugural conference, Putting...

The Root Cause Coalition’s First Annual Summit on the Social Determinants of Health held Dec 5-6, 2016

Dec 07, 2016
SIREN Staff
More than 400 leaders from healthcare, community-based nonprofits, businesses, the media, government and the faith community gathered on December 5 and 6, 2016 in Chicago for The Root Cause Coalition’s First Annual Summit on the Social Determinants of Health . The event provided a forum for...