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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CommunityRx: A real-world controlled clinical trial of a scalable, low-intensity community resource referral intervention

S.T. Lindau, J.A. Makelarski, E.M. Abramsohn, D.G. Beiser, K. Boyd, C. Chou, M. Giurcanu, E.S. Huang, C. Liao, L.P. Schumm, E.L Tung
Am J Public Health

Objectives: To test the effect of CommunityRx, a scalable, low-intensity intervention that matches patients to community resources on mental health-related quality of life (HRQOL) (primary outcome), physical HRQOL, and confidence in finding resources.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

A qualitative study examining stakeholder perspectives of a local child abuse program in community emergency departments

G. Tiyyagura, P. Schaeffer, M. Gawel, J.M. Leventhal, M. Auerbach, A.G. Asnes
Acad Pediatr

Objectives: Emergency Department (ED) providers may fail to recognize or report child abuse and/or neglect (CAN).

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Universal intimate-partner violence assessment in the pediatric emergency department and urgent care setting: A retrospective review

M. Litzau, M. Denise Dowd, J. Stallbaumer-Rouyer, M.K. Miller, K.A. Randell
Pediatr Emerg Care

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine universal intimate-partner violence (IPV) assessment in the pediatric acute care setting.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Food for thought: A randomized trial of food insecurity screening in the emergency department

D. Cullen, A. Woodford, J. Fein
Acad Pediatr

Background/Objective: Although there is growing interest in screening for food insecurity in the clinical setting, little evidence exists regarding screening formats that maximize disclosure and caregiver comfort.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Emergency departments as the health safety nets of society: A descriptive and multicenter analysis of social worker support in the emergency room

S. Selby, D. Wang, E. Murray, E. Lang
Cureus

Introduction: Social Work (SW) referrals made in the emergency department (ED) highlight the weaknesses in the existing support system for vulnerable and disadvantaged patients. SW personnel play a pivotal role in some EDs but are not integrated into the team in several jurisdictions.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program size and timing and hypertension-related emergency department claims among Medicaid enrollees

C.O. Ojinnaka, C. Heflin
J Am Soc Hypertens

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a public policy program that aims to reduce food insecurity-a social determinant of health that has been associated with suboptimal blood pressure control in the United States.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Social disconnection among older adults receiving care in the emergency department

D. Kandasamy, T.F. Platts-Mills, M.N. Shah, K.A. Van Orden, M.E. Betz
West J Emerg Med

Introduction: Social disconnection is a public health problem in older adults, as it can lead to decreased quality of life for this population.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Implementation of routine electronic health record-based child abuse screening in general emergency departments

J. Rumball-Smith, J. Fromkin, B. Rsosenthal, D. Shane, J. Skrbin, T. Bimber, R.P. Berger
Child Abuse Negl

Background: Routine childabuse screening is an approach to early identification of abuse. Previous studies evaluated paper-based screens; the widespread use of electronic health records suggests that screening is more likely to succeed if integrated into the electronic record.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Development and evaluation of sexual assault training for emergency department staff in Ontario, Canada

J. Du Mont, S. Solomon, S.D. Kosa, S. Macdonald
Nurse Educ Today

Objective: The purpose of this evaluation was to assess the efficacy of a training in improving competence to address sexual assault among Emergency Department (ED) staff, as well as to compare in-person and online training modalities.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Emergency department experience with novel electronic medical record order for referral to food resources

M.L. Martel, L.R. Klein, K.A. Hager,, D.B. Cutts
West J Emerg Med

Introduction: Food insecurity is a significant issue in the United States and is prevalent in emergency department (ED) patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational