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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It’s about trust: Low-income parents’ perspectives on how pediatricians can screen for social determinants of health

D. Schleifer, A. Diep, K. Grisham
Public Agenda

Health care providers and payers are increasingly taking responsibility for health outcomes and population health through a variety of approaches, including screening for social determinants of health.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Qualitative

Fruit and vegetable prescriptions for pediatric patients in Flint, Michigan: Program development, methods, and baseline characteristics

A. Saxe-Custack, M. Hanna-Attisha, K. Zvoch K.
Curr Dev Nutr

Objectives: To address food access and affordability challenges among low-income children and adolescents, some health care providers are prescribing fresh fruits and vegetables.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Impact of a community health worker program to support caregivers of children with special health care needs and address social determinants of health

M.A. Costich, P.J. Peretz, J.A. Davis, M.S. Stockwell, L.A. Matiz
Clin Pediatr

Few studies have evaluated the effects of a community health worker (CHW) intervention on social determinants and caregiver distress.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Caregivers' experiences with food insecurity screening and impact of food insecurity resources

C.J. Orr, C. Chauvenet, H. Ozgun, C. Pamanes-Duran, K.B. Flower
Clin Pediatr

We explored caregivers’ experiences with food insecurity screening in a primary care setting and the impact of resources provided. English- and Spanish-speaking food insecure caregivers of children aged 1 to 5 years were recruited.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Provider and staff feedback on screening for social and behavioral determinants of health for pediatric patients

E. Byhoff, A. Garg, M. Pellicer, Y. Diaz, G.H. Yoon, M.P. Charn, M.L. Drainoni
J Am Board Fam Med

Introduction: Screening and referral for Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health (SDOH) are increasingly recommended in clinical guidelines and consensus statements.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

Implementing an EHR-based screening and referral system to address social determinants of health in primary care

P. Buitron de la Vega, S. Losi, L. Sprague Martinez , A. Bovell-Ammon, A. Garg, T. James, A.M. Ewen, M. Stack, H. DeCarvalho, M. Sandel, R.G. Mishuris, S. Deych, P. Pelletier, N.R. Kressin
Med Care

Background: Social determinants affect health, yet there are few systematic clinical strategies in primary care that leverage electronic health record (EHR) automation to facilitate screening for social needs and resource referrals.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Implementation of an intimate partner violence screening program in a university health care clinic

J. McCarthy, A. Bianchi
J Am Coll Health

Objectives: To examine whether an intimate partner violence (IPV) screening program is related to a positive change in health care providers' knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy of IPV screening.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

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.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational