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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Perceptions of medical-legal partnerships: Lessons for adopting social determinants of health interventions in health care settings

J. Trott, M. Regenstein, A. Peterson, E. Rallos
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Despite burgeoning activity within the health care sector to address social determinants of health, recent surveys have shown that clinicians feel they lack the time and resources to tackle patients’ unmet social needs.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

Bridging gaps to build healthy communities: Opportunities to better address social determinants to improve health

Anthem Public Policy Institute and Quid

Social determinants of health (SDOH) have been discussed at length among the research community, with studies demonstrating the linkages between income level and health and others illustrating the linkages between a person’s health and their diet, physical environment, and community.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Medical-legal partnerships serving veterans: History, growth & progress

J. Theiss, J.Trott, A. Peterson
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Medical-legal partnerships are an important part of the VA’s strategy to enable Veterans to achieve health and well-being.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Changes in physical health after supported housing: Results from the collaborative initiative to end chronic homelessness

J. Tsai, L. Gelberg, R.A. Rosenheck
J Gen Intern Med

Background: The permanent supported housing model is known to improve housing outcomes, but there has been sparse research on the effects of supported housing on physical health. Various organizations including the National Academy of Sciences have called for research in this area.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Loss of SNAP is associated with food insecurity and poor health in working families with young children

S. Ettinger de Cuba, M. Chilton, A. Bovell-Ammon, M. Knowles, S.M. Coleman, M.M. Black, J.T. Cook, D. Becker Cutts, P.H. Casey, T.C. Heeren, D.A. Frank
Health Aff

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps working families meet their nutritional needs. Families whose earned income increases in a given month may have their SNAP benefits abruptly reduced or cut off in the following month.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Care management for older adults: The roles of nurses, social workers, and physicians

K. Donelan, Y. Chang, J. Berrett-Abebe, J. Spetz, D.I. Auerbach, L. Norman, P.I. Buerhaus
Health Aff

Care management programs have become more widely adopted as health systems try to improve the coordination and integration of services across the continuum of care, especially for frail older adults.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Impact of a community health worker program to support caregivers of children with special health care needs and address social determinants of health

M.A. Costich, P.J. Peretz, J.A. Davis, M.S. Stockwell, L.A. Matiz
Clin Pediatr

Few studies have evaluated the effects of a community health worker (CHW) intervention on social determinants and caregiver distress.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Trust between health care and community organizations

S.S. Stout, L.A. Simpson, P. Singh
JAMA

The development of effective partnerships between health care organizations, such as hospitals and community health centers, and community organizations, such as public health departments and social services, is an important priority because of 3 converging factors: (1) the recognition that...

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Commentary

Embedding research recruitment in a community resource e-prescribing system: Lessons from an implementation study on Chicago's south side

G. Feldmeth, E.T. Naureckas, J. Solway, S.T. Lindau
J Am Med Inform Assoc

Objective: The study sought to implement and assess the CommunityRx e-prescribing system to recruit research participants from a predominantly non-Hispanic Black community on Chicago's South Side.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Addressing health-related social needs: Value-based care or values-based care

S.A. Berkowitz, T.P. Baggett, S.T. Edwards
J Gen Intern Med

Health-related social needs, such as food insecurity, housing instability, and lack of transportation, are associated with worse health outcomes, and are increasingly the focus of health-related social needs interventions within healthcare.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Commentary