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

Integrating community health workers into state and local chronic disease prevention efforts: Program and financing considerations

A. Spencer
AcademyHealth & Nemours Children’s Health Systems

As states, localities and cross-sector efforts like Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs) develop upstream prevention programs, identifying where community health workers (CHWs) can be most effective – with what population, condition and intervention – will help to inform intervention design...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

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

Leveraging housing vouchers to address health disparities

D.R.B. Miles, B. Samuels, C.E. Pollack
Am J Public Health

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ recently announced Accountable Health Communities (AHC) model aims to better integrate social needs into the clinical realm.

Publication Year:

2017

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

Standardized screening for health-related social needs in clinical settings: The Accountable Health Communities Screening Tool

A. Billioux, K. Verlander, S. Anthony, D. Alley
National Academy of Medicine

The impacts of unmet health-related social needs, such as homelessness, inconsistent access to food, and exposure to violence on health and health care utilization, are well-established.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

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

Accountable Health Communities--addressing social needs through Medicare and Medicaid

D.E. Alley, C.N. Asomugha, P.H. Conway, D.M. Sanghavi
N Engl J Med

For decades, experts have described a profound imbalance between public funding of acute medical care and investments in upstream social and environmental determinants of health.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary