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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Indianapolis provider's use of wraparound services associated with reduced hospitalizations and emergency department visits

J.R. Vest, L.E. Harris, D.P. Haut, P.K. Halverson, N. Menachemi
Health Affairs

Recent changes to US reimbursement policies are increasingly holding providers financially accountable for patients' health.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Child abuse and neglect risk assessment: Quality improvement in a primary care setting

E.K. Chung, R.S. Gubernick, M. LaNoue, D.J. Abatemarco
Acad Pediatr

OBJECTIVES: Practicing Safety (PS) is an AAP toolkit to help practices address child abuse and neglect (CAN) risk by increasing screening and providing resources.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Addressing family homelessness in pediatrics: Progress and possibility

A. Schickedanz, P.J. Chung
Pediatrics

Homelessness during pregnancy or childhood should be unthinkable in a society that treats children and families with dignity. Sandel et al. provide new evidence from 5 cities on just how damaging homelessness in pregnancy and early childhood are to child health.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Perceptions and experience of patients, staff, and clinicians with social needs assessment

C. Hamity, A. Jackson, L. Peralta, J. Bellows
Perm J

CONTEXT: Assessment of social needs is expanding at Kaiser Permanente (KP), but little is known about how members and clinicians experience the incorporation of social needs into health care.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

Adoption of social determinants of health EHR tools by community health centers

R. Gold, A. Bunce, S. Cowburn, K. Dambrun, M. Dearing, M. Middendorf, N. Mossman, C. Hollombe, P. Mahr, G. Melgar, J. Davis, L. Gottlieb, E. Cottrell
Ann Fam Med

PURPOSE: This pilot study assessed the feasibility of implementing electronic health record (EHR) tools for collecting, reviewing, and acting on patient-reported social determinants of health (SDH) data in community health centers (CHCs). We believe it is the first such US study.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

Employment interventions in health settings: A systematic review and synthesis

A.D. Pinto, N. Hassen, A. Craig-Neil
Ann Fam Med

PURPOSE: Employment is a key social determinant of health. People who are unemployed typically have worse health than those employed. Illness and disability can result in unemployment and be a barrier to regaining employment.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Using health information technology to bring social determinants of health into primary care: A conceptual framework to guide research

E.K. Cottrell, R. Gold, S. Likumahuwa, H. Angier, N. Huguet, D.J. Cohen, K. Clark, L.M. Gottlieb, J.E. DeVoe
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Several recent national initiatives have called for increased efforts to integrate social determinants of health (SDH) into health care settings using health information technology (HIT). However, there is limited evidence to guide the implementation of these recommendations in practice.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

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