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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Addressing adverse childhood experiences and health risk behaviors among low-income, Black primary care patients: Testing feasibility of a motivation-based intervention

E. Goldstein, J. Topitzes, J. Birstler, R.L. Brown
Gen Hosp Psychiatry

Objective: This pilot study tests the feasibility of implementing a two-session intervention that addresses adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), post-traumatic stress symptoms, and health risk behaviors (HRBs) among Black primary care patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

How equity-oriented health care affects health: Key mechanisms and implications for primary health care practice and policy

M. Ford-Gilboe, C.N. Wathen, C. Varcoe, C. Herbert, B.E. Jackson, J.G. Lavoie, B.B. Pauly, N.A. Perrin, V. Smye, B. Wallace, S.T. Wong, A.J. Browne
Milbank Q

Policy Points A consensus regarding the need to orient health systems to address inequities is emerging, with much of this discussion targeting population health interventions and indicators. We know less about applying these approaches to primary health care.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Universal screening for social needs in a primary care clinic: A quality improvement approach using the your current life situation survey

K.R. Sundar
Perm J

Context: Kaiser Permanente's Care Management Institute created a screening tool, Your Current Life Situation (YCLS), which primarily is used to identify social needs for populations at risk of high health care utilization.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Identifying opportunities to improve intimate partner violence screening in a primary care system

L. Sharples, C. Nguyen, B. Singh, S. Lin
Fam Med

Background and Objectives: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a silent epidemic affecting one in three women. The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends routine IPV screening for women of childbearing age, but actual rates of screening in primary care settings are low.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Screening for toxic stress risk factors at well-child visits: The Addressing Social Key Questions for Health study

K. Selvaraj, M.J. Ruiz, J. Aschkenasy, J.D. Chang, A. Heard, M. Minier, A.D. Osta, M. Pavelack, M. Samelson, A. Schwartz, M.A. Scotellaro, A. Seo-Lee, S. Sonu, A. Stillerman, B.W. Bayldon
J Pediatr

Objectives: To determine the prevalence of and demographic characteristics associated with toxic stress risk factors by universal screening, the impact of screening on referral rates to community resources, and the feasibility and acceptability of screening in a medical home setting.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Social determinants of health training in U.S. primary care residency programs: A scoping review

L.A. Gard, J. Peterson, C. Miller, N. Ghosh, Q. Youmans, A. Didwania, S.D. Persell, M. Jean-Jacques, P. Ravenna, M.J. O'Brien, M.S. Goel
Acad Med

Purpose: Medical training has traditionally focused on the proximate determinants of disease, with little focus on how social conditions influence health.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

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