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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Integrating legal services with primary care: The Health Justice Program

G. Drozdzal, R. Shoucri, J. Macdonald, K. Radford, A.D. Pinto, N. Persaud
Can Fam Physician

The Health Justice Program (HJP) aims to bridge the gap between social determinants of health knowledge and practice through a multi-partner medical-legal program informed by the MLP model.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Commentary

Study Design:

Case Study

Homeless status documentation at a metropolitan hospital emergency department

S.J. Lee, P. Thomas, H. Newnham, J. Freidin, C. Smith, J. Lowthian, F. Borghmans, R.A. Gocentas, D. De Silva, S. Stafrace
Emerg Med Australas

Objective: This study compared the prevalence of homelessness in consecutive patients presenting to a metropolitan hospital ED measured via a prospective housing screen with the prevalence of homelessness determined via retrospective audit of hospital data.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

A qualitative study examining stakeholder perspectives of a local child abuse program in community emergency departments

G. Tiyyagura, P. Schaeffer, M. Gawel, J.M. Leventhal, M. Auerbach, A.G. Asnes
Acad Pediatr

Objectives: Emergency Department (ED) providers may fail to recognize or report child abuse and/or neglect (CAN).

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Access to resources in the community through navigation: Protocol for a mixed-methods feasibility study

S. Dahrouge, A. Gauthier, F. Chiocchio, J. Presseau, C. Kendall, M. Lemonde, M.H. Chomienne, A. Perna, D. Toal-Sullivan, R.A. Devlin, P. Timony, D. Prud'homme
JMIR Res Protoc

Background: Community-based health and social resources can help individuals with complex health and social needs achieve their health goals.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Screening for poverty and intervening in a primary care setting: An acceptability and feasibility study

A.D. Pinto, M. Bondy, A. Rucchetto, J. Ihnat, A. Kaufman
Fam Pract

Background: A movement is emerging to encourage health providers and health organizations to take action on the social determinants of health. However, few evidence-based interventions exist. Digital tools have not been examined in depth.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design, Qualitative

Link workers' perspectives on factors enabling and preventing client engagement with social prescribing

J.M. Wildman, S. Moffatt, L. Penn, N. O'Brien, M. Steer, C. Hill
Health Soc Care Community

For a social prescribing intervention to achieve its aims, clients must first be effectively engaged. A 'link worker' facilitating linkage between clients and community resources has been identified as a vital component of social prescribing.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

The effects of five social determinants on the health of children with chronic diseases in British Columbia

M. Seear, S. Amed, J. Dionne, C. Yang, K. Tourigny, A. Alanna De Mello, Z. Hamilton, B. Garcia Espinosa
Paediatr Child Health

Background: Prior to introducing social needs screening into our subspecialty clinics, we first wanted to understand the health effects of the major social challenges facing children with chronic diseases in British Columbia.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Facilitators and barriers of sociodemographic data collection in Canadian health care settings: A multisite case study evaluation

H. Williams-Roberts, C. Neudorf, S. Abonyi, J. Cushon, N. Muhajarine
Int J Equity Health

Background: Despite growing awareness of the importance of social determinants of health, research remains limited about the implementation of sociodemographic data collection in Canadian health care settings.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Novel educational program improves readiness to manage intimate partner violence within the fracture clinic: A pretest-posttest study

EDUCATE Investigators
CMAJ Open

Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is prevalent among female patients at fracture clinics; however, previous research suggests health care providers (HCPs) are unprepared to identify victims and provide appropriate support.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

An interprofessional urban health elective focused on the social determinants of health

A. Pinto, M. To, A. Rucchetto, M. Sharma, K. Rouleau
Can Med Educ J.

Background: More than half of the world's population now lives in cities. Health professionals should understand how social factors and processes in urban spaces determine individual and population health.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational