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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Implementation of an intimate partner violence screening program in a university health care clinic

J. McCarthy, A. Bianchi
J Am Coll Health

Objectives: To examine whether an intimate partner violence (IPV) screening program is related to a positive change in health care providers' knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy of IPV screening.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Association of rideshare-based transportation services and missed primary care appointments: A clinical trial

K.H. Chaiyachati, R.A. Hubbard, A. Yeager, B. Mugo, S. Lopez, E. Asch, C. Shi, J.A. Shea, R. Rosin, D. Grande
JAMA internal medicine

Importance: Transportation barriers contribute to missed primary care appointments for patients with Medicaid. Rideshare services have been proposed as alternatives to nonemergency medical transportation programs because of convenience and lower costs.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Providing no-cost transport to patients in an underserved area: Impact on access to physical therapy

A.M. Bove, S.T. Gough, L.R.M. Hausmann
Physiotherapy theory and practice

Background: Barriers to accessing outpatient health care services are common and contribute to poor health outcomes. We describe the efforts of a private practice physical therapy (PT) clinic to reduce these barriers by offering a door-to-door van service at no cost to patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Incorporating social determinants of health in electronic health records: A qualitative study of perspectives on current practices among top vendors

M. Freij, P. Dullabh, L. Hovey, J. Leonard, A. Card, R. Dhopeshwarkar
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Health Policy

Background: Social determinants of health (SDH) are increasingly seen as important to understanding patient health and identifying appropriate interventions to improve health outcomes, in what is a complex interplay between health system, community, and individual level factors.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Qualitative

A pilot investigation of food insecurity among children seen in an outpatient pediatric nephrology clinic

M.C. Starr, K. Fisher, K. Thompson, K. Thurber-Smith, S. Hingorani
Prev Med Rep

Food insecurity (FI) is common - affecting one in six American households with children. FI is defined as limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

How 6 organizations developed tools and processes for social determinants of health screening in primary care: An overview

K. LaForge, R. Gold, E. Cottrell, A.E. Bunce, M. Proser, C. Hollombe, K. Dambrun, D.J. Cohen, K.D. Clark
J Ambul Care Manage

Little is known about how health care organizations are developing tools for identifying/addressing patients' social determinants of health (SDH).

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Developing and implementing a food insecurity screening initiative for patients living with diabetes

B. Thomas, S. Fitzpatrick, S. Sidani, E. Gucciardi
Can J Diabetes

Objectives: Routine food insecurity screening is recommended in diabetes care to inform more tailored interventions that better support diabetes self-management among food-insecure patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Use of community health workers and patient navigators to improve cancer outcomes among patients served by federally qualified health centers: A systematic literature review

K.B. Roland, E.L. Milliken, E.A. Rohan, A. DeGroff, S. White, S. Melillo, W.E. Rorie, C.C. Signes, P.A. Young
Health Equity

Introduction: In the United States, disparities in cancer screening, morbidity, and mortality are well documented, and often are related to race/ethnicity and socioeconomic indicators including income, education, and healthcare access.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Effect of an intensive outpatient program to augment primary care for high-need veterans affairs patients: A randomized clinical trial

D.M. Zulman, C. Pal Chee, S.C. Ezeji-Okoye, J.G. Shaw, T.H. Holmes, J.S. Kahn, S.M. Asch
JAMA Intern Med

Importance: Many organizations are adopting intensive outpatient care programs for high-need patients, yet little is known about their effectiveness in integrated systems with established patient-centered medical homes.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Effect of a community health worker intervention among Latinos with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes: The Miami Healthy Heart Initiative randomized clinical trial

O. Carrasquillo, C. Lebron, Y. Alonzo, H. Li, A. Chang, S. Kenya
JAMA Intern Med

Importance: Community health worker (CHW) intervention is a promising approach to address type 2 diabetes among Latinos. However, evidence from randomized clinical studies is limited. Objective: To compare a CHW intervention with enhanced usual care.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)