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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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

Health care merged with senior housing: Description and evaluation of a successful program

T.T. Barry

Objective: This article describes and evaluates a successful partnership between a large health care organization and housing for seniors.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Screening for food insecurity in pediatric primary care: A clinic's positive implementation experiences

E. Adams, D. Hargunani, L. Hoffmann, G. Blaschke, J. Helm, A. Koehler

Our project's purpose was to assess the acceptability of a screening and intervention program to address food insecurity (FI) in pediatric primary care. We implemented systematic FI screening during routine health supervision visits.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

The impact of infant well-child care compliance and social risks on emergency department utilization

N.R. Lawson, M.D. Klein, N.J. Ollberding, V. Wurster Ovalle, A.F. Beck

Deployment of medical and social services at well-child visits promotes child health. A retrospective review of the electronic health record was conducted for infants presenting for their "newborn" visit over a 2-year period at an urban, academic primary care center.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Social prescribing: Less rhetoric and more reality. A systematic review of the evidence

L. Bickerdike, A. Booth, P.M. Wilson, K. Farley, K. Wright

OBJECTIVES: Social prescribing is a way of linking patients in primary care with sources of support within the community to help improve their health and well-being.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Improving access to evidence-based antipoverty government programs in the United States: A novel primary care initiative

M.K. Hole, L.E. Marcil, R.J. Vinci

The US government acknowledges the struggle of low-income, working families raising children by providing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a program repeatedly shown to improve child health but largely overlooked by the pediatrics community.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Incorporating patients' social determinants of health into hypertension and depression care: A pilot randomized controlled trial

H.F. McClintock, H.R. Bogner

The objective of this study was to carry out a randomized controlled pilot trial to test the effectiveness of an integrated intervention for hypertension and depression incorporating patients' social determinants of health (enhanced intervention) versus an integrated intervention alone (basic...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Food insecurity screening in pediatric primary care: Can offering referrals help identify families in need?

C.J. Bottino, E.T. Rhodes, J.E. Cox, E.W. Fleegler

OBJECTIVE: To describe a clinical approach for food insecurity screening incorporating a menu offering food-assistance referrals, and to examine relationships between food insecurity and referral selection.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational