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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Geographic characteristics of loneliness in primary care

S. Tong, R.A. Mullen, C.J. Hochheimer, R.T. Sabo, W.R. Liaw, D.E. Nease Jr, A.H. Krist, J.J. Frey III
Ann Fam Med

Loneliness is associated with poor health outcomes, and there is growing attention on loneliness as a social determinant of health. Our study sought to determine the associations between community factors and loneliness.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Loneliness in primary care patients: A prevalence study

R.A. Mullen, S. Tong, R.T. Sabo, W.R. Liaw, J. Marshall, D.E. Nease Jr, A.H. Krist, J.J. Frey III
Ann Fam Med

PURPOSE: Loneliness has important health consequences. Little is known, however, about loneliness in primary care patient populations.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Embedding an immigration legal navigator in a primary care clinic

S. Kimball, M. Maju, N. Singh, L. Sonis
Ann Fam Med

Immigration status functions as an independent social determinant of health.1 To address this issue, the Immigrant & Refugee Health Program (IRHP) hosted an AmeriCorps member whose role was to help patients navigate the complex immigration system through referrals to community immigration...

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

CommunityRx: A real-world controlled clinical trial of a scalable, low-intensity community resource referral intervention

S.T. Lindau, J.A. Makelarski, E.M. Abramsohn, D.G. Beiser, K. Boyd, C. Chou, M. Giurcanu, E.S. Huang, C. Liao, L.P. Schumm, E.L Tung
Am J Public Health

Objectives: To test the effect of CommunityRx, a scalable, low-intensity intervention that matches patients to community resources on mental health-related quality of life (HRQOL) (primary outcome), physical HRQOL, and confidence in finding resources.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Identification and management of domestic and sexual violence in primary care in the #metoo era: An update

K. Hegarty, L. Tarzia
Curr Psychiatry Rep

Purpose of Review: We discuss recent evidence around the identification and response to domestic and sexual violence in primary care for perpetrators and victims, in the context of feminist social media movements such as #MeToo.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Screening for social determinants of health at well-child appointments: A quality improvement project

K. Higginbotham, T. Davis Crutcher, S.M. Karp
Nurs Clin North Am

Children living in poverty are vulnerable to the adverse effects associated with unmet basic needs, such as food and housing. Poverty threatens the overall growth and development of children placing them at risk for poor cognitive, behavioral, and psychological outcomes.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Access to resources in the community through navigation: Protocol for a mixed-methods feasibility study

S. Dahrouge, A. Gauthier, F. Chiocchio, J. Presseau, C. Kendall, M. Lemonde, M.H. Chomienne, A. Perna, D. Toal-Sullivan, R.A. Devlin, P. Timony, D. Prud'homme
JMIR Res Protoc

Background: Community-based health and social resources can help individuals with complex health and social needs achieve their health goals.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Screening for poverty and intervening in a primary care setting: An acceptability and feasibility study

A.D. Pinto, M. Bondy, A. Rucchetto, J. Ihnat, A. Kaufman
Fam Pract

Background: A movement is emerging to encourage health providers and health organizations to take action on the social determinants of health. However, few evidence-based interventions exist. Digital tools have not been examined in depth.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design, Qualitative

Physician burnout and higher clinic capacity to address patients' social needs

E. De Marchis, M. Knox, D. Hessler, R. Willard-Grace, J.N. Olayiwola, L.E. Peterson, K. Grumbach, L.M. Gottlieb
J Am Board Fam Med

Background: A recent regional study found lower burnout among primary care clinicians who perceived that their clinic had greater capacity to meet patients' social needs.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Mechanisms associated with clinical improvement in interventions that address health-related social needs: A mixed-methods analysis

S.A. Berkowitz, A.C. Hulberg, H. Placzek, A. Dangora, J. Gomez, S. Standish, S.J. Atlas
Popul Health Manag

Linking individuals to community resources in order to help meet health-related social needs, such as food, medications, or transportation, may improve clinical outcomes. However, little is known about the mechanisms whereby such linkage interventions might improve health.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design