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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A community health worker-led rotation to train medical students in the social determinants of health

S. Kangovi, T. Carter, R.A. Smith, H.M. DeLisser
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Medical students often lack training in understanding and addressing the social determinants that shape the health of high-risk populations.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Addressing racism in medical education an interactive training module

T. White-Davis, J. Edgoose, J.S. Brown Speights, K. Fraser, J.M. Ring, J. Guh, G.W. Saba
Fam Med

Background and objectives: Education of health care clinicians on racial and ethnic disparities has primarily focused on emphasizing statistics and cultural competency, with minimal attention to racism.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Original Texas public health case study: Utilizing students to move upstream with social determinants of health screening

W.C. Lee, S. Guillot-Wright, P. Patel
Texas Public Health Journal

The United States is behind other industrialized nations on most health-related rankings whereas the United States healthcare expenditure is greater than most industrialized nations.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

From classroom to community: The impact of a non-clinical clerkship on fourth-year medical students' ability to address social determinants of health

A. Wennerstrom, J.W. Gibson, N.K. Krane
Med Sci Educ

Background: The AAMC has called for research exploring causes of health disparities and the value of educating health care providers about population health. Research on best practices for educating medical students about social determinants of health is limited.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

From cultural to structural competency--training psychiatry residents to act on social determinants of health and institutional racism

H. Hansen, J. Braslow, R.M. Rohrbaugh
JAMA Psychiatry

Psychiatrists in training launch their careers in a time of inequalities and structural barriers to their patients’ health. Many believe that the uncertain funding and regulation of the US health care system and a frayed social safety net have led to a crisis in mental health care.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Teaching the social determinants of health: A path to equity or a road to nowhere?

M. Sharma, A.D. Pinto, A.K. Kumagai
Acad Med

Medical schools are increasingly called to include social responsibility in their mandates. As such, they are focusing their attention on the social determinants of health (SDOH) as key drivers in the health of the patients and communities they serve.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Integrating the social determinants of health into two interprofessional courses: Findings from a pilot study

S.D. Lane, R.H. Keefe, R.A. Rubinstein, M. Hall, K.A. Kelly, L.B. Satterly, A. Shaw, J. Fisher
J Interprof Care

Five colleges and universities in Upstate New York, United States, created the 'Route-90 Collaborative' to support faculty implementing the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

Integrating social determinants of health into graduate medical education: A call for action

J. Siegel, D.L. Coleman, T. James
Acad Med

Social determinants of health (SDH) are the major drivers of health and disparate health outcomes across communities and populations. Given this, the authors assert that competency in recognizing and mitigating SDH should become a vital component of graduate medical education in all specialties...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Addressing food insecurity in family medicine and medical education

S. Smith, D. Malinak, J. Chang, A. Schultz, K. Brownell
Fam Med

Background and Objectives: Food insecurity is associated with poor health outcomes, yet is not routinely addressed in health care. This study was conducted to determine if education regarding food insecurity as a health issue could modify knowledge, attitudes, and clinical behavior.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Enhancing dental students' understanding of poverty through simulation

L.N. Lampiris, A. White, L.D. Sams, T. White, J.A. Weintraub
J Dent Educ

Dental students should develop an understanding of the barriers to and frustrations with accessing dental care and maintaining optimal oral health experienced by persons with limited resources rather than blaming the patient or caregiver.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design