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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Going beyond clinical care to reduce health care spending: Findings from the J-CHIP community-based population health management program evaluation

S.M.E. Murphy, D.E. Hough, M.L. Sylvia, M. Sherry, L.J. Dunbar, R. Zollinger, R. Richardson, S.A. Berkowitz, K.D. Frick
Med Care

BACKGROUND: Addressing both clinical and nonclinical determinants of health is essential for improving population health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Screening for social determinants of health: An opportunity or unreasonable burden?

K.G. Adler
Fam Pract Manag

Should we expand our repertoire in primary care and systematically screen for social determinants of health (SDoH) and make referrals when problems are uncovered?

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

A practical approach to screening for social determinants of health

D.T. O'Guerk, C. Henke
Fam Pract Manag

Decades ago, the historic Whitehall studies demonstrated the impact that social context can have on individuals' health and wellbeing.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Clinician experiences with screening for social needs in primary care

S.T. Tong, W.R. Liaw, P.L. Kashiri, J. Pecsok, J. Rozman, A.W. Bazemore, A.H. Krist
J Am Board Fam Med

Background: Despite clear evidence demonstrating the influence of social determinants on health, whether and how clinicians should address these determinants remain unclear. We aimed to understand primary care clinicians' experiences of administering a social needs screening instrument.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Screening for poverty and poverty-related social determinants of health

R.S. Berman, M.R. Patel, P.F. Belamarich, R.S. Gross
Pediatr Rev

Given the known negative outcomes associated with poverty, it is important for pediatricians to identify families living in poverty.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Collection of social determinants of health in the community clinic setting: A cross-sectional study

S.V. Kusnoor, T.Y. Koonce, S.T. Hurley, K.M. McClellan, M.N. Blasingame, E.T. Frakes, L.C. Huang, M.I. Epelbaum, N.B. Giuse
BMC Public Health

Background: Addressing social and behavioral determinants of health (SBDs) may help improve health outcomes of community clinic patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Continuous quality improvement and comprehensive primary health care: A systems framework to improve service quality and health outcomes

J. McCalman, R. Bailie, R. Bainbridge, K. McPhail-Bell, N. Percival, D. Askew, R. Fagan, K. Tsey
Front Public Health

Continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes for improving clinical care and health outcomes have been implemented by primary health-care services, with resultant health-care impacts.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Frequency of food insecurity and associated health outcomes in pediatric patients at a federally qualified health center

K. Bahadur, S. Pai, E. Thoby, A. Petrova
J Community Health

Food insecurity (FI) has been recognized as a public challenge not only for developing countries but also for the U.S.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Innovative population health model associated with reduced emergency department use and inpatient hospitalizations

D. Wesson, H. Kitzman, K.H. Halloran, K. Tecson
Health Affairs

Population health strategies that improve access to health care and address social determinants of health may reduce the use of costly emergency services.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Simple screening tools to identify limited health literacy in a low-income patient population

K.R. Ylitalo, M.R.U. Meyer, B.A. Lanning, C. During, R. Laschober, J.O. Griggs
Medicine

Adults with limited health literacy have difficulty managing chronic conditions, higher hospitalization rates, and more healthcare expenditures. Simple screening tools have been developed, but limited work has evaluated instruments among low-income populations.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational