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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Student hotspotting: Teaching the interprofessional care of complex patients

P. Bedoya, K. Neuhausen, A. Dow, E.M. Brooks , D. Mautner, R.S. Etz

PROBLEM: Individuals with complex health and social needs drive much of the total cost of care. Addressing these individuals' needs and decreasing costs requires interprofessional teams, called "hotspotters," who engage with communities with high utilization.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Interprofessional medical-legal education of medical students: Assessing the benefits for addressing social determinants of health

R. Pettignano, L. Bliss, S. McLaren, S. Caley

PROBLEM: Screening tools exist to help identify patient issues related to social determinants of health (SDH), but solutions to many of these problems remain elusive to health care providers as they require legal solutions.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Medical student volunteerism addresses patients' social needs: a novel approach to patient-centered care

C. Onyekere, S. Ross, A. Namba, J.C. Ross, B.D. Mann

BACKGROUND: Healthcare providers must be equipped to recognize and address patients' psychosocial needs to improve overall health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Impact of a neighborhood-based curriculum on the helpfulness of pediatric residents' anticipatory guidance to impoverished families

F.J. Real, A.F. Beck, J.R. Spaulding, H. Sucharew, M.D. Klein

Introduction: Neighborhood location has been shown to impact childhood health and well-being. It follows that neighborhood context-the risks and assets present within a patient's neighborhood-may be an important consideration during provision of primary care.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Multiple behavior change intervention to improve detection of unmet social needs and resulting resource referrals

J.D. Colvin, J.L. Bettenhausen, K.D. Anderson-Carpenter, V. Collie-Akers, L. Plencner, M. Krager, B. Nelson, S. Donnelly, J. Simmons, V. Higinio, P.J. Chung

OBJECTIVE: It is critical that pediatric residents learn to effectively screen families for active and addressable social needs (ie, negative social determinants of health).

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Making the social determinants of health a routine part of medical care

N. Nuruzzaman, M. Broadwin, K. Kourouma, D.P. Olson

Though the ethical and clinical imperatives to address social and economic factors in the healthcare setting are appreciated by many, screening for conditions takes time, and the reality of limited time competes with the urgency of a clinic visit.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

A road map to address the social determinants of health through community collaboration

A.W. Henize, A.F. Beck, M.D. Klein, M. Adams, R.S. Kahn

Economic, environmental, and psychosocial needs are common and wide-ranging among families cared for in primary care settings. Still, pediatric care delivery models are not set up to systematically address these fundamental risks to health.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Commentary

Can a video curriculum on the social determinants of health affect residents' practice and families' perceptions of care?

M.D. Klein, A.M. Alcamo, A.F. Beck, J.K. O'Toole, D. McLinden, A. Henize, R.S. Kahn

INTRODUCTION: Screening and management of the social determinants of health (SDH) are critical for child health promotion.

Publication Year:

2014

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

The Safe Environment for Every Kid Model: promotion of children's health, development, and safety, and prevention of child neglect

H. Dubowitz

Child neglect is by far the most prevalent form of child maltreatment. There is a need to try to prevent this problem, and pediatric primary care offers an excellent opportunity. This article describes one such approach, the Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) model.

Publication Year:

2014

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Watch and learn: an innovative video trigger curriculum to increase resident screening for social determinants of health

J.K. O'Toole, L.G. Solan, M.C. Burkhardt, M.D. Klein

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of an innovative curriculum, using trigger videos modeling screening for social determinants of health (SDH), on the comfort and screening practices of pediatric residents during well-child care.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design