Evidence & Resource Library

The SIREN Evidence & Resource Library has expanded to include both peer-reviewed publications and other types of resources such as webinars and screening tools/toolkits on medical and social care integration. To limit your search to peer-reviewed articles, select Peer Reviewed Research under Resource Type. If you have questions about how to use the library or suggestions about additional resources, write us at siren@ucsf.edu. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter to get alerts about recent additions to the Evidence & Resource Library.

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Interventions to Decrease Food Insecurity

L. Atlier, E. De Marchis

Participants joined America’s Essential Hospitals and the Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN) to learn how health systems nationwide are exploring ways to help meet patients’ food insecurity needs.

2019

Webinar Slides & Recordings

An evidence-based strategy to achieve equivalency and interoperability for social-behavioral determinants of health assessment, storage, exchange, and use.

R.E. Wetta, R.D. Severin, H. Gruhler
Health Informatics J

The interoperable exchange of social-behavioral determinants of health data is challenging due to complex factors including multiple recommendations, multiple tools with varying domains, scoring, and cutpoints, and lack of terminology code sets for storing assessments and findings.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

A national call to action: Quality and payment innovation in social determinants of health

National Quality Forum

The National Quality Forum (NQF) released a national call to action identifying recommendations vital to helping the healthcare ecosystem address Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).

2019

Issue Briefs & Reports

Social determinants of health data integration action team

National Quality Forum

The NQP Social Determinants of Health Data Integration Action Team brought together experts and recognized leaders from the private and public sectors committed to accelerating the integration of data on social determinants of health (SDOH) into clinical practice.

2019

Issue Briefs & Reports

When talking about social determinants, precision matters

K. Green, M. Zook
Health Affairs Blog

Public health experts have aptly expressed concern about the health care industry’s characterization of interventions as addressing “the social determinants of health” and have pointed out the limitations of over-medicalizing individuals’ social needs rather than investing in upstream community...

2019

Commentaries & Blogs

Up from the streets: The RI medical navigator partnership as a model of structurally-informed service, education, and advocacy

M. Smith, P.J. Sharma, G. Dressler
R I Med J

The Rhode Island Medical Navigator Partnership (RIMNP) is an interdisciplinary student organization homed at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University with the tripartite mission of (1) improving access to care for patients experiencing homelessness, (2) sensitizing students to...

2019

Commentaries & Blogs

Home gun safety queries in well-child visits

C.H. Stipelman, G. Stoddard, K. Bata, B. Muniyappa, E. Trepman, E. Smith
JAMA Pediatr

Firearms are a leading cause of death in US children, and the rate of suicide by firearms in people aged 10 to 19 years has increased since 2008. In the United States, 4.6 million children (approximately 7%) live in households with at least 1 gun that is stored loaded and unlocked...

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Addressing the social needs of older adults: A practical guide to implementing a screening and referral program in clinical settings

J.K. Engelberg Anderson , A.M. Morris, C. Hassoldt, B. Schmitthenner, L. Gibbs

A Practical Guide to Addressing the Social Needs of Older Adults details how to implement a social needs screening and referral program for older patients into clinical practice.

2019

Tools & Toolkits

The role of academic health centers in addressing health equity and social determinants of health

M. Karpf
Acad Med

Elsewhere in this issue, Park and colleagues argue that academic health centers (AHCs) must partner with communities to address health disparities and social determinants of health (SDOH). Who is ultimately responsible for addressing them is in question.

2019

Commentaries & Blogs

Health equity and the tripartite mission: Moving from academic health centers to academic-community health systems

B. Park, B. Frank, S. Likumahuwa-Ackman, E. Brodt, B. Gibbs, H. Hofkamp, J. DeVoe
Acad Med

Academic health centers (AHCs) play a significant role in educating the health care workforce, conducting innovative biomedical and clinical research, and delivering high-quality patient care.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

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