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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Screening for poverty and poverty-related social determinants of health

R.S. Berman, M.R. Patel, P.F. Belamarich, R.S. Gross
Pediatr Rev

Given the known negative outcomes associated with poverty, it is important for pediatricians to identify families living in poverty.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Integrating social needs into health care: A twenty-year case study of adaptation and diffusion

R.D. Onie, R. Lavizzo-Mourey, T.H. Lee, J.S. Marks, R.J. Perla
Health Affairs

The US health care system has recently begun to account for patients' unmet social needs in care delivery and payment reform.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Addressing unmet basic resource needs as part of chronic cardiometabolic disease management

S.A. Berkowitz, A.C. Hulberg, S. Standish, G. Reznor, S.J. Atlas
JAMA Intern Med

Importance: It is unclear if helping patients meet resource needs, such as difficulty affording food, housing, or medications, improves clinical outcomes.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Avoiding the unintended consequences of screening for social determinants of health

A. Garg, R. Boynton-Jarrett, P.H. Dworkin
JAMA

Screening for social determinants of health, which are the health-related social circumstances (e.g., food insecurity and inadequate or unstable housing) in which people live and work, has gained momentum as evidenced by the recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services innovation...

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Screening for social determinants of health among children and families living in poverty: A guide for clinicians

E.K. Chung, B.S. Siegel, A. Garg, K. Conroy, R.S. Gross, D.A. Long, G. Lewis, C. J. Osman, M. Jo Messito, R. Wade, Jr., H. Shonna Yin, J. Cox, A.H. Fierman
Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care

Approximately 20% of all children in the United States live in poverty, which exists in rural, urban, and suburban areas.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Redesigning health care practices to address childhood poverty

A.H. Fierman, A.F. Beck, E.K. Chung, M.M. Tschudy, T.R. Coker, K.B. Mistry, B. Siegel, L.J. Chamberlain, K. Conroy, S.G. Federico, P.J. Flanagan, A. Garg, B.A. Gitterman, A.M. Grace, R.S. Gross, M.K. Hole, P. Klass, C. Kraft, A. Kuo, G. Lewis, K.S. Lobach, D. Long, C. T. Ma, M. Messito, D. Navsaria, K.R. Northrip, C. Osman, M.D. Sadof, A.B. Schickedanz, J. Cox
Acad Pediatr

Child poverty in the United States is widespread and has serious negative effects on the health and well-being of children throughout their life course.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Determinants of health and pediatric primary care practices

A.F. Beck, M.M. Tschudy, T.R. Coker, K.B. Mistry, J.E. Cox, B.A. Gitterman, L.J. Chamberlain, A.M. Grace, M.K. Hole, P.E. Klass, K.S. Lobach, C.T. Ma, D. Navsaria, K.D. Northrip, M.D. Sadof, A.N. Shah, A.H. Fierman
Pediatrics

More than 20% of children nationally live in poverty. Pediatric primary care practices are critical points-of-contact for these patients and their families.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Addressing basic resource needs to improve primary care quality: A community collaboration programme

S.A. Berkowitz, A.C. Hulberg, C. Hong, B.J. Stowell, K.J. Tirozzi, C.Y. Traore, S.J. Atlas
BMJ Qual Saf

Background: Unmet basic resource needs, such as difficulty affording healthcare, medications, food and housing, may contribute to worse healthcare quality indicators, but interventions are hampered by lack of specific knowledge regarding the distribution of unmet basic resource needs and their...

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Moving electronic medical records upstream: Incorporating social determinants of health

L.M. Gottlieb, K.J. Tirozzi, R. Manchanda, A.R. Burns, M.T. Sandel
Am J Prev Med

Background: Knowledge of the biological pathways and mechanisms connecting social factors with health has increased exponentially over the past 25 years, yet in most clinical settings, screening and intervention around social determinants of health are not part of standard clinical care.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Addressing social determinants of health in the adolescent medical home

T.E. Baer, L. Gottlieb, M. Sandel
Curr Opin Pediatric

Purpose of Review: To provide a framework for addressing the social determinants of health (SDH) in the adolescent medical home.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Review