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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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

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

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

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

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

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)

Access to transportation and health care visits for Medicaid enrollees with diabetes

L.V. Thomas, K.R. Wedel, J.E. Christopher

Purpose: Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires frequent health care visits for its management. Individuals without nonemergency medical transportation often miss appointments and do not receive optimal care.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Case study: Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership: A model for transformation

S.A. Berkowitz, P. Brown, D.J. Brotman, A. Deutschendorf, L. Dunbar, A. Everett, D. Hickman, E. Howell, L. Purnell, C. Sylvester, R. Zollinger, M. Bellantoni, S.C. Durso, C. Lyketsos, P. Rothman, J-CHiP Program

To address the challenging health care needs of the population served by an urban academic medical center, we developed the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP), a novel care coordination program that provides services in homes, community clinics, acute care hospitals, emergency...

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Addressing food insecurity in a pediatric weight management clinic: A pilot intervention

C.K. Fox, N. Cairns, M. Sunni, G.L. Turnberg, A.C. Gross

INTRODUCTION: Our objectives were to (a) identify rates of food insecurity among patients seen in a pediatric weight management clinic and (b) test a pilot intervention to address food insecurity in the identified patients.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Hospital- and community-based interventions enhancing (re)employment for people with spinal cord injury: A systematic review

E.H. Roels, B. Aertgeerts, D. Ramaekers, K. Peers

Study Design: Systematic Review.

Objectives: To investigate the effect of interventions enhancing (re)employment following spinal cord injury (SCI).

Setting: Studies from multiple countries were included.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Improving social determinants of health: effectiveness of a web-based intervention

A. Hassan, E.A. Scherer, A. Pikcilingis, E. Krull, L. McNickles, G. Marmon, E.R. Woods, E.W. Fleegler

INTRODUCTION: Although patients who experience health-related social problems such as food insecurity are at increased risk for negative health outcomes, there are few systems for screening and intervention.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design, Qualitative

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)

Making the social determinants of health a routine part of medical care

N. Nuruzzaman, M. Broadwin, K. Kourouma, D.P. Olson

Though the ethical and clinical imperatives to address social and economic factors in the healthcare setting are appreciated by many, screening for conditions takes time, and the reality of limited time competes with the urgency of a clinic visit.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study