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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Loneliness in Chinese older adults in primary care: Prevalence and correlates.

B.L. Zhong, X.J. Liu, W.C. Chen, H.F. Chiu, Y. Conwell
Psychogeriatrics

Background: Loneliness is a significant public health concern among older adults (OA) given its association with a wide range of adverse health outcomes. Primary care is an opportune setting to manage loneliness.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Disparities in utilization of social determinants of health referrals among children in immigrant families

O.T. Uwemedimo, H. May
Front Pediatr

Objective: Children in immigrant families (CIF) are at elevated risk of experiencing adverse social determinants of health (SDH), particularly material hardship, which contribute to disparate health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Desirability of clinic-based financial services in urban pediatric primary care

D. Jaganath, K. Johnson, M.M. Tschudy, K. Topel, B. Stackhouse, B.S. Solomon
J Pediatr

Objectives: To determine the desirability of integrating financial services in pediatric primary care among caregivers and older adolescents.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Community health workers as an extension of care coordination in primary care: A community-based cosupervisory model

J.M. Gunderson, M.L. Wieland, O. Quirindongo-Cedeno, G.B.. Asiedu, J.L. Ridgeway, M.W. O'Brien, T.M. Nelson, R. Buzard, C. Campbell, J.W. Njeru
J Ambul Care Manage

Community health workers (CHWs) bring their unique capacity as liaisons for patients, communities, and health care systems to health care teams. We describe the collaborative development of a community-based CHW program to address the social determinants of health that affect patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Observational

"In the clinic they know us": Preferences for clinic-based financial and employment services in urban pediatric primary care

C. Quinn, K. Johnson, C. Raney, J. Baker, K. Topel, M.M. Tschudy, D. Jaganath, B.S. Solomon
Acad Pediatr

Objective: To understand views of adolescent and adult caregivers on integrating employment and financial services into a pediatric primary care clinic serving low-income families.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Maternal depression screening as an opening to address social determinants of children's health

E.L. Schor
JAMA Pediatr

The burgeoning interest in having child health care professionals screen for social determinants of health, including adverse childhood experiences, is getting ahead of the capacity of pediatric practices to implement reliable procedures and to initiate appropriate interventions and referrals...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

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

Roles and functions of community health workers in primary care

A.L. Hartzler, L. Tuzzio, C. Hsu, E.H. Wagner
Ann Fam Med

Community health workers have potential to enhance primary care access and quality, but remain underutilized. To provide guidance on their integration, we characterized roles and functions of community health workers in primary care through a literature review and synthesis.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Going beyond clinical care to reduce health care spending: Findings from the J-CHIP community-based population health management program evaluation

S.M.E. Murphy, D.E. Hough, M.L. Sylvia, M. Sherry, L.J. Dunbar, R. Zollinger, R. Richardson, S.A. Berkowitz, K.D. Frick
Med Care

Background: Addressing both clinical and nonclinical determinants of health is essential for improving population health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Screening for social determinants of health: An opportunity or unreasonable burden?

K.G. Adler
Fam Pract Manag

Should we expand our repertoire in primary care and systematically screen for social determinants of health (SDoH) and make referrals when problems are uncovered?

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary