Evidence & Resource Library

The SIREN Evidence & Resource Library has expanded to include both peer-reviewed publications and other types of resources such as webinars and screening tools/toolkits on medical and social care integration. To limit your search to peer-reviewed articles, select Peer Reviewed Research under Resource Type. If you have questions about how to use the library or suggestions about additional resources, view this help document or write us at siren@ucsf.edu. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter to get alerts about recent additions to the Evidence & Resource Library.

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From policy statement to practice: Integrating social needs screening and referral assistance with community health workers in an urban academic health center

K. Fiori, M. Patel, D. Sanderson, et al.
J Prim Care Community Health

Purpose: Social and economic factors have been shown to affect health outcomes. In particular, social determinants of health (SDH) are linked to poor health outcomes in children. Research and some professional academies support routine social needs screening during primary care visits....

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Primary care physicians’ role in coordinating medical and health-related social needs in eleven countries

M.M. Doty, R. Tikkanen, A. Shah, E.C. Schneirder
Health Affairs

Primary care physicians in the US, like their colleagues in several other high-income countries, are increasingly tasked with coordinating services delivered not just by specialists and hospitals but also by home care professionals and social service agencies.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Patient perspectives on addressing social needs in primary care using a screening and resource referral intervention

C. Hsu, S. Cruz, H. Placzek, M. Chapdelaine, S. Levin, F. Gutierrez, I. Maki, M. Carl, M. R. Orantes, D. Newman, A. Cheadle
J Gen Intern Med

Interest is growing in interventions to address social needs in clinical settings. However, little is known about patients' perceptions and experiences with these interventions.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Putting action into population health science: Primary care interventions to address social determinants of health

S.S. Coughlin, J. Hobbs, P. Cromer, V. George, C. Hatzigeorgiou
J Environ Health Sci

Concern about health equity and social determinants of illness (e.g., income inequalities, lack of education, food insecurity) figure prominently in many conceptions of population health.

2019

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A logic framework for evaluating social determinants of health interventions in primary care

S.S. Coughlin, P. Mann, M. Vernon, L. Young, D. Ayyala, R. Sams, C. Hatzigeorgiou
J Hosp Manag Health Policy

Background: Increasing efforts have been made in primary care settings to screen for a broad array of social determinants of health including inadequate food and nutrition, lack of education, unemployment, and inadequate housing, and to refer patients to community resources.

2019

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Implementing Social Determinants of Health Screening at Community Health Centers: Clinician and Staff Perspectives

C.N. Herrera, A. Brochier, M. Pellicer, A. Garg, M.L. Drainoni
J Prim Care Community Health

Purpose: Screening for social determinants of health (SDOH) during primary care office visits is recommended by pediatric and internal medicine professional guidelines. Less is known about how SDOH screening and service referral can be successfully integrated into clinical practice.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

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Effectiveness of community-links practitioners in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation

S.W. Mercer, B. Fitzpatrick, L. Grant, N.R. Chng, A. McConnachie, A. Bakhshi, G. James-Rae, C.A. O'Donnell, S. Wyke
Ann Fam Med

Purpose: To assess the effect of a primary care-based community-links practitioner (CLP) intervention on patients' quality of life and well-being. METHODS: Quasi-experimental cluster-randomized controlled trial in socioeconomically deprived areas of Glasgow, Scotland.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post with Comparison Group

Part I: A quantitative study of social risk screening acceptability in patients and caregivers

E.H. De Marchis, D. Hessler, C. Fichtenberg, N. Adler, E. Byhoff, A.J. Cohen, K.M. Doran, S. Ettinger de Cuba, E.W. Fleegler, C.C. Lewis, S.T. Lindau, E.L. Tung, A.G. Huebschmann, A.A. Prather, M. Raven, N. Gavin, S. Jepson, W. Johnson, E. Ochoa, Jr, A.L. Olsen, M. Sandel, R.S. Sheward, L.M. Gottlieb
Am J Prev Med

Introduction: Despite recent growth in healthcare delivery-based social risk screening, little is known about patient perspectives on these activities. This study evaluates patient and caregiver acceptability of social risk screening.

2019

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Other Study Design

Part II: A qualitative study of social risk screening acceptability in patients and caregivers

E. Byhoff, E.H. De Marchis, D. Hessler, C. Fichtenberg, N. Adler, A.J. Cohen, K.M. Doran, S. Ettinger de Cuba, E.W. Fleegler, N. Gavin, A.G. Huebschmann, S.T. Lindau, E.L. Tung, M. Raven, S. Jepson, W. Johnson, A.L. Olson, M. Sandel, R.S. Sheward, L.M. Gottlieb
Am J Prev Med

Introduction: This study aimed to better understand patient and caregiver perspectives on social risk screening across different healthcare settings.

2019

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Variation in electronic health record documentation of social determinants of health across a national network of community health centers

E.K. Cottrell, K. Dambrun, S. Cowburn, N. Mossman, A.E. Bunce, M. Marino, M. Krancari, R. Gold
Am J Prev Med

Introduction: This paper describes the adoption of an electronic health record-based social determinants of health screening tool in a national network of more than 100 community health centers.

2019

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