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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Addressing social determinants of health through medical-legal partnerships

M. Regenstein, J. Trott, A. Williamson, J. Theiss
Health Affairs

The US health care system needs effective tools to address complex social and environmental issues that perpetuate health inequities, such as food insecurity, education and employment barriers, and substandard housing conditions.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Observational

Medical-legal partnerships at veterans affairs medical centers improved housing and psychosocial outcomes for vets

J. Tsai, M. Middleton, J. Villegas, C. Johnson, R. Retkin, A. Seidman, S. Sherman, R.A. Rosenheck
Health Affairs

Medical-legal partnerships-collaborations between legal professionals and health care providers that help patients address civil legal problems that can affect health and well-being-have been implemented at several Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers to serve homeless and low-income veterans...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

The state of the medical-legal partnership field: Findings from the 2016 National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership surveys

M. Regenstein, J. Trott, A. Williamson
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership

Today, more than 300 medical-legal partnerships operate nationwide, demonstrating enormous diversity in terms of patient populations served, legal care provided, and organizational priorities.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

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

J. Hyatt Thorpe, L. Cartwright-Smith, E. Gray, M. Mongeon
The National Center for Medical Legal Partnership

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
Emerg Med J

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
Am J Public Health

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
Clin Pediatr

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
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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
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