Evidence & Resource Library

The SIREN Evidence & Resource Library has expanded to include both peer-reviewed publications and other types of resources such as webinars and screening tools/toolkits on medical and social care integration. To limit your search to peer-reviewed articles, select Peer Reviewed Research under Resource Type. If you have questions about how to use the library or suggestions about additional resources, view this help document or write us at siren@ucsf.edu. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter to get alerts about recent additions to the Evidence & Resource Library.

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Integrating community health workers on quality improvement teams: Lessons from the field

Health Leads

Community health workers (CHWs) need to be involved in healthcare quality improvement (QI) teams and projects especially when it comes to social health integration. Engaging CHWs meaningfully on QI teams ensures healthcare systems are designed by those affected by those systems.

2020

Issue Briefs & Reports

Universal screening for social determinants of health in pediatric sickle cell disease: A quality-improvement initiative

A. Power-Hays, S. Li, A. Mensah, A. Sobota
Pediatr Blood Cancer

BACKGROUND: Social determinants of health (SDoH) are socioeconomic factors that influence health outcomes. Guidelines recommend universal screening for SDoH at clinic visits; however, models that do not require additional resources are limited in subspecialty clinics.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post without Comparison Group

Cooling the hot spots where child hospitalization rates are high: A neighborhood approach to population health

A.F. Beck, K.L. Anderson, K. Rich , S.C. Taylor, S.B. Iyer, U.R. Kotagal, R.S. Kahn
Health Aff

Improving population health requires a focus on neighborhoods with high rates of illness. We aimed to reduce hospital days for children from two high-morbidity, high-poverty neighborhoods in Cincinnati, Ohio, to narrow the gap between their neighborhoods and healthier ones.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post with Comparison Group

Screening for both child behavior and social determinants of health in pediatric primary care

E. Berger-Jenkins, C. Monk, K. D'Onfro, M. Sultana, L. Brandt, J. Ankam, N. Vazquez, M. Lane, D. Meyer
J Dev Behav Pediatr

Objective: To implement comprehensive screening for child behavior and social determinants of health in an urban pediatric practice and explore rates of referrals and follow-up for positive screens.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Implementation of an intimate partner violence screening program in a university health care clinic

J. McCarthy, A. Bianchi
J Am Coll Health

Objectives: To examine whether an intimate partner violence (IPV) screening program is related to a positive change in health care providers' knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy of IPV screening.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post without Comparison Group

Screening for social determinants of health at well-child appointments: A quality improvement project

K. Higginbotham, T. Davis Crutcher, S.M. Karp
Nurs Clin North Am

Children living in poverty are vulnerable to the adverse effects associated with unmet basic needs, such as food and housing. Poverty threatens the overall growth and development of children placing them at risk for poor cognitive, behavioral, and psychological outcomes.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study 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.

2018

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

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.

2018

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post without Comparison Group

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.

2018

Commentaries & Blogs

Using quality improvement to improve internal and external coordination and referrals

K.L. Cain, R.P. Collins
J Public Health Manag Pract

As part of accreditation, Public Health Accreditation Board site visitors recommended that the New Orleans Health Department strengthen its quality improvement program.

2018

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design
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