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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Data support considerations in Medicaid accountable care organization programs

J. Lloyd
Center for Health Care Strategies

Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) need data on their attributed populations to successfully improve health outcomes and manage patients’ total cost of care.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Addressing social determinants of health through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations

D. Crumley, M. Pierre-Wright
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) are designed to improve health care quality while delivering more efficient care. But, medical care is only one of several factors affecting health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Weaving whole-person health throughout an accountable care framework: The Social ACO

I. Romm, T. Ajayi
Health Affairs Blog

Policymakers, health plans, and provider organizations are aggressively pursuing care delivery and payment reforms in an effort to reduce burgeoning health care cost growth and improve health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Bending the spending curve by altering care delivery patterns: The role of care management within a pioneer ACO

J. Hsu, M. Price, C. Vogeli, R. Brand, M.E. Chernew, S.K. Chaguturu, E. Weil, T.G. Ferris
Health Affairs

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) appear to lower medical spending, but there is little information on how they do so.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Health care merged with senior housing: Description and evaluation of a successful program

T.T. Barry
Gerontol Geriatr Med

Objective: This article describes and evaluates a successful partnership between a large health care organization and housing for seniors.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Housing, transportation, and food: How ACOs seek to improve population health by addressing nonmedical needs of patients

T. Fraze, V.A. Lewis, H.P. Rodriguez, E.S. Fisher
Health Affairs

Addressing nonmedical needs-such as the need for housing-is critical to advancing population health, improving the quality of care, and lowering the costs of care. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are well positioned to address these needs.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

The first social ACO: Lessons from Commonwealth Care Alliance

J. Maxwell, C. Barron, A. Bourgoin, R. Tobey
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) of Massachusetts is an early innovator in developing a "social ACO" approach.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Case Study

Supporting Social Service Delivery through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: Early State Efforts

R. Mahadevan, R. Houston
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Given the often overwhelming prevalence of social needs facing Medicaid populations, including housing, transportation, and nutrition, aligning social services and supports with health care delivery is critical.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Hennepin Health: A safety-net accountable care organization for the expanded Medicaid population

S.F. Sandberg, C. Erikson, R. Owen, K.D. Vickery, S.T. Shimotsu, M. Linzer, N.A. Garrett, K.A. Johnsrud, D.M. Soderlund, J. DeCubellis
Health Affairs

Health care payment and delivery models that challenge providers to be accountable for outcomes have fueled interest in community-level partnerships that address the behavioral, social, and economic determinants of health.

Publication Year:

2014

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Observational

From medical home to health neighborhood: Transforming the medical home into a community-based health neighborhood

A. Garg, M. Sandel, P.H. Dworkin, R.S. Kahn, B. Zuckerman
J Pediatr

Social issues such as poor housing conditions, homelessness, and food insecurity powerfully shape children’s development and physical well-being and contribute to the physiological and psychological stress that can harm health throughout the life course.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Commentary