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Introducing the SIREN Grantees funded through our Innovation Grants Program

Aug 23, 2017
SIREN Staff
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...

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September 2017 Research Round-Up

Sep 21, 2017
SIREN Staff
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. Social Determinants of Health in Managed Care Payment Formulas A.S. Ash, E.O. Mick, R.P. Ellis, C.I. Kiefe...

NQFGo Convenes Panel of Experts on Social Determinants of Health: Measuring Food Insecurity and Housing Instability

Sep 19, 2017
NQF has convened a multi-stakeholder panel of experts to develop a measurement approach for assessing food insecurity and housing instability. The panel will review evidence of effective interventions, conceptual frameworks, and performance measures that can be used to measure outcomes related to...

August 2017 Research Round-Up

Aug 28, 2017
SIREN Staff
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! Simulations Test Impact of Education, Employment, and Income Improvements on Minority Patients with Mental...

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

Aug 21, 2017
SIREN Staff
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
SIREN Staff
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
SIREN Staff
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...