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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Integrating Social Determinants of Health into Primary Care Clinical and Informational Workflow during Care Transitions

S. Hewner , S. Casucci, S. Sullivan , F. Mistretta, Y. Xue, B. Johnson , R. Pratt, L. Lin, C. Fox

Context: Care continuity during transitions between the hospital and home requires reliable communication between providers and settings and an understanding of social determinants that influence recovery.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Other Experimental Design

A hybrid III stepped wedge cluster randomized trial testing an implementation strategy to facilitate the use of an evidence-based practice in VA homeless primary care treatment programs

M.M. Simmons, S. Gabrielian, T. Byrne, M.B. McCullough, J.L. Smith, T.J. Taylor, T. P. O'Toole, V. Kane, V. Yakovchenko, D.K. McInnes, D.A. Smelson

Background: Homeless veterans often have multiple health care and psychosocial needs, including assistance with access to housing and health care, as well as support for ongoing treatment engagement.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Documenting community health worker roles in primary care: contributions to evidence-based integration into health care teams, 2015.

K.M. Reinschmidt, M. Ingram, S. Morales, S.J. Sabo, J. Blackburn, L. Murrieta, C. David, S.C. Carvajal

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provided community health workers (CHWs) with new opportunities, and current efforts develop evidence-based guidelines for CHW integration into clinical teams.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Implementation and impact of an online tool used in primary care to improve access to financial benefits for patients: a study protocol

A. Aery, A. Rucchetto, A. Singer, G. Halas, G. Bloch, R. Goel, D. Raza, R.E.G. Upshur, J. Bellaire, A. Katz, A.D. Pinto

Objectives: Addressing the social determinants of health has been identified as crucial to reducing health inequities. However, few evidence-based interventions exist. This study emerges from an ongoing collaboration between physicians, researchers and a financial literacy organisation.

Publication Year:

2017

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

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

A novel income security intervention to address poverty in a primary care setting: A retrospective chart review

M.K. Jones, G. Bloch, A.D. Pinto

Objective: To examine the development and implementation of a novel income security intervention in primary care.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

The identification of psychosocial risk factors associated with child neglect using the We-Care screening tool in a high-risk population

S. Zielinski, H.A. Paradis, P. Herendeen, P. Barbel

Introduction: Neglect accounts for over 70% of child maltreatment and carries significant sequelae. Identification of psychosocial determinants of health may allow pediatric providers to ameliorate precursors of child neglect.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Suburban families’ experience with food insecurity screening in primary care practices

D. Palakshappa, S. Doupnik, A. Vasan, S. Khan, L. Seifu, C. Feudtner, A.G. Fiks

Background: Food insecurity (FI) remains a major public health problem. With the rise in suburban poverty, a greater understanding of parents’ experiences of FI in suburban settings is needed to effectively screen and address FI in suburban practices.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Clinicians’ perceptions of screening for food insecurity in suburban pediatric practice

D. Palakshappa, A. Vasan, S. Khan, L. Seifu, C. Feudtner, A.G. Fiks

Background: National organizations recommend pediatricians screen for food insecurity (FI). Although there has been growing research in urban practices, little research has addressed FI screening in suburban practices.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

Integrating social services and home-based primary care for high-risk patients

J. Feinglass, G. Norman, R.L. Golden, N. Muramatsu, M. Gelder, T. Cornwell

There is a consensus that our current hospital-intensive approach to care is deeply flawed. This review article describes the research evidence for developing a better system of care for high-cost, high-risk patients.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review