Evidence Library

This Evidence Library contains research articles, issue briefs, reports, and commentaries that either focus on or are relevant to evaluating health care-based interventions that address patients’ social and economic needs. We prioritize for inclusion resources that carefully describe and evaluate the social needs components of these interventions, and to a lesser extent those where the social components are mentioned but are not the primary focus of the work. The library currently includes only papers published since the year 2000. If you are aware of a resource you think should be added to our Evidence Library, please let us know.

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Integrating Community Health Workers Into Medical Homes

E.A. Rogers, S.T. Manser, J. Cleary, A.M. Joseph, E.M. Harwood, K.T. Call

PURPOSE: Though evidence supports the value of community health workers (CHWs) in chronic disease self-management support, and authorities have called for expanding their roles within patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), few PCMHs in Minnesota have incorporated these health workers into...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Using Community Partnerships to Integrate Health and Social Services for High-Need, High-Cost Patients

R. Amarashingham, B. Xie, A. Karam, N. Nguyen, B. Kapoor

Issue: Our health care and social services delivery systems are not well-equipped to effectively manage patients with multiple chronic diseases and complex social needs such as food, housing, or substance abuse services.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

The Influence of Financial Strain on Health Decision-Making

O.K. Nguyen, R.T Higashi, A.N. Makam, J.C. Mijares, S.C. Lee

Despite increasing attention on addressing unmet social needs to improve chronic disease management,patient perspectives on which social needs are most important and how these needs affect health are lacking.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Multisector Partnerships Need Further Development to Fulfill Aspirations For Transforming Regional Health and Well-Being

B. Siegel, J. Erickson, B. Milstein, K.E. Pritchard

Regional multisector partnerships involving stakeholders in areas such as public health, health care, education, housing, and others are growing in number. These partnerships are pursuing increasingly comprehensive strategies to transform health and well-being in their communities.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

Cross-Sectoral Partnerships By Area Agencies On Aging: Associations With Health Care Use And Spending

A.L. Brewster, S. Kunkel, J. Straker, L.A. Curry

Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)-which coordinate social services for older adults in communities across the US-regularly address social determinants of health, sometimes in partnership with other social services and health care organizations.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Health Center-Based Medical-Legal Partnerships: Where They Are, How They Work, and How They Are Funded

A. Williamson, J. Trott, M. Regenstein

The integration of legal services in health centers through MLP has the potential to resolve some of the most intractable social problems that our nation’s vulnerable and underserved patients face.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Measures of SES for Electronic Health Record-based Research

J.A. Casey, J. Pollak, M.M. Glymour, E.R. Mayeda, A.G. Hirsch, B.S. Schwartz

INTRODUCTION: Although infrequently recorded in electronic health records (EHRs), measures of SES are essential to describe health inequalities and account for confounding in epidemiologic research.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Development of a Screening Tool Enabling Identification of Infants and Toddlers at Risk of Family Abuse and Neglect: A Feasibility Study From Three South European Countries

L. Ezpeleta, R. Perez-Robles, K.A. Fanti, V. Karveli, E. Katsimicha, G. Nikolaidis, M.Z. Hadjicharalambous, K. Hatzinikolaou,

BACKGROUND: Child abuse is a health and social problem, and few screening instruments are available for the detection of risk in primary health care.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Disclosing Gender-Based Violence During Health Care Visits: A Patient-Centered Approach

J.R. Williams, R.M. Gonzalez-Guarda, V. Halstead, J. Martinez, L. Joseph

The purpose of this study was to better understand victims' perspectives regarding decisions to disclose gender-based violence, namely, intimate partner violence (IPV) and human trafficking, to health care providers and what outcomes matter to them when discussing these issues with their...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Through Medicaid Managed Care

D. Machledt

Issue: With its emphasis on coordinated care and prevention, managed care should be tailor-made to tackle social determinants of health.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report