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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Information sharing in Medical-Legal Partnerships: Foundational concepts and resources

J. Hyatt Thorpe, L. Cartwright-Smith, E. Gray, M. Mongeon

This brief is intended for use by participants in Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) as an overview and analysis of the legal issues relevant to interdisciplinary information sharing.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

The Highland Health Advocates: A preliminary evaluation of a novel programme addressing the social needs of emergency department patients

L.I. Losonczy, D. Hsieh, M. Wang , C. Hahn, T. Trivedi, M. Rodriguez, J. Fahimi, H. Alter

Objectives: Patients commonly come to the emergency department (ED) with social needs.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Civil legal services and Medical-Legal Partnerships needed by the homeless population: a national survey

J. Tsai, D. Jenkins, E. Lawton

OBJECTIVES: To examine civil legal needs among people experiencing homelessness and the extent to which medical-legal partnerships exist in homeless service sites, which promote the integration of civil legal aid professionals into health care settings.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Identifying social determinants of health and legal needs for children with special health care needs

N.A. DeJong, C.T. Wood, M.C. Morreale, C. Ellis, D. Davis, J. Fernandez, M.J. Steiner

Children with special health care needs (CSHCN) require comprehensive care with high levels of community and government assistance. Medical-legal partnerships may be particularly suited to address needs for this population.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Using social determinants of health data to improve health care and health: A learning report

L. DeMilto, M. Nakashian

Social determinants have always played a fundamental role in our health and well-being, yet until recently collecting data about, and addressing these determinants has largely been done outside of health care systems.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Qualitative

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

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

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

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

Embedding civil legal aid services in care for high-utilizing patients using Medical-Legal Partnership

J. Martin, A. Martin, C. Schultz, M. Sandel

Mr. Jackson (not his real name) is a 42-year old man who was hospitalized three times in a seven-month period at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Commentary

Study Design:

Case Study

Medical-legal strategies to improve infant health care: a randomized trial

R. Sege, G. Preer, S.J. Morton, H. Cabral, O. Morakinyo, V. Lee, C. Abreu, E. De Vos, M. Kaplan-Sanoff

BACKGROUND: Changes in health care delivery create opportunities to improve systems to better meet the needs of low-income families while achieving quality benchmarks.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)