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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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

The identification of psychosocial risk factors associated with child neglect using the We-Care screening tool in a high-risk population

S. Zielinski, H.A. Paradis, P. Herendeen, P. Barbel
J Pediatr Health Care

Introduction: Neglect accounts for over 70% of child maltreatment and carries significant sequelae. Identification of psychosocial determinants of health may allow pediatric providers to ameliorate precursors of child neglect.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Avoiding the unintended consequences of screening for social determinants of health

A. Garg, R. Boynton-Jarrett, P.H. Dworkin
JAMA

Screening for social determinants of health, which are the health-related social circumstances (e.g., food insecurity and inadequate or unstable housing) in which people live and work, has gained momentum as evidenced by the recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services innovation...

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Screening for social determinants of health among children and families living in poverty: A guide for clinicians

E.K. Chung, B.S. Siegel, A. Garg, K. Conroy, R.S. Gross, D.A. Long, G. Lewis, C. J. Osman, M. Jo Messito, R. Wade, Jr., H. Shonna Yin, J. Cox, A.H. Fierman
Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care

Approximately 20% of all children in the United States live in poverty, which exists in rural, urban, and suburban areas.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Surveillance and screening for social determinants of health: The medical home and beyond

A. Garg, P.H. Dworkin
JAMA Pediatr

Social determinants—the circumstances in which people live and work—powerfully affect health. In fact, social and environmental factors are estimated to have twice the impact of quality health care on the overall health of an individual.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Determinants of health and pediatric primary care practices

A.F. Beck, M.M. Tschudy, T.R. Coker, K.B. Mistry, J.E. Cox, B.A. Gitterman, L.J. Chamberlain, A.M. Grace, M.K. Hole, P.E. Klass, K.S. Lobach, C.T. Ma, D. Navsaria, K.D. Northrip, M.D. Sadof, A.N. Shah, A.H. Fierman
Pediatrics

More than 20% of children nationally live in poverty. Pediatric primary care practices are critical points-of-contact for these patients and their families.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Addressing social determinants of health at well child care visits: A cluster RCT

A. Garg, S. Toy, Y. Tripodis, M. Silverstein, E. Freeman
Pediatrics

Objective: To evaluate the effect of a clinic-based screening and referral system (Well Child Care, Evaluation, Community Resources, Advocacy, Referral, Education [WE CARE]) on families' receipt of community-based resources for unmet basic needs.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Applying surveillance and screening to family psychosocial issues: Implications for the medical home

A. Garg, P.H. Dworkin
J Dev Behav Pediatr

Within the medical home, understanding the family and community context in which children live is critical to optimally promoting children's health and development. How to best identify psychosocial issues likely to have an impact on children's development is uncertain.

Publication Year:

2011

Resource Type:

Commentary

Improving the management of family psychosocial problems at low-income children's well-child care visits: The WE CARE Project

A. Garg, A.M. Butz, P.H. Dworkin, R.A. Lewis, R.E. Thompson, J.R. Serwint
Pediatrics

Objective: Our goal was to evaluate the feasibility and impact of an intervention on the management of family psychosocial topics at well-child care visits at a medical home for low-income children.

Publication Year:

2007

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)