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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The role of US health plans in identifying and addressing social determinants of health: Rationale and recommendations

M. Heisler, A. Navathe, K. DeSalvo, K.G.M. Volpp
Popul Health Manag

The launch of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Accountable Health Community Model in 31 communities nationwide signaled the interest of the largest payer, Medicare, in developing novel strategies for payers to encourage health systems to address SDOH.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Addressing population health: Integrators in the Accountable Health Communities Model

A. Billioux, P.H. Conway, D.E. Alley
JAMA

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center tests payment and service delivery models designed to reduce costs and improve quality of care in the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance programs.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Building Baltimore’s Accountable Health Community

S. Sarkar, D. O’Neill, L.S. Wen
NEJM Catalyst

While 96% of health care costs are spent on medical care delivered in hospitals, only 10% of what drives health outcomes is attributable to clinical care. This is markedly true in Baltimore, which is home to some of the best health care institutions in the country.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Evaluating the Accountable Health Communities demonstration project

L. Gottlieb, J.D. Colvin, E. Fleegler, D. Hessler, A. Garg, N. Adler
J Gen Intern Med

Despite substantial evidence documenting the social patterning of disease, relatively little information is available on how the health care system can best intervene on social determinants to impact individual and population health.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary