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 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

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

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