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

Implementing social determinants of health interventions in medicaid managed care: How to leverage existing authorities and shift to value-based purchasing

T. McGinnis, D. Crumley, D. Chang
AcademyHealth & Nemours Children’s Health Systems

In 2017, Nemours Children’s Health System contracted with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) to work with the PacificSource Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), a regional Medicaid payer operating as the sole managed care organization in a rural area in Oregon, to...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

A community health worker-led rotation to train medical students in the social determinants of health

S. Kangovi, T. Carter, R.A. Smith, H.M. DeLisser
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Medical students often lack training in understanding and addressing the social determinants that shape the health of high-risk populations.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Roles and functions of community health workers in primary care

A.L. Hartzler, L. Tuzzio, C. Hsu, E.H. Wagner
Ann Fam Med

Community health workers have potential to enhance primary care access and quality, but remain underutilized. To provide guidance on their integration, we characterized roles and functions of community health workers in primary care through a literature review and synthesis.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Implementation of a comprehensive program to improve child physical abuse screening and detection in the emergency department

S.M. Carson
J Emerg Nurs

Introduction: Children often present to the emergency department for treatment of abuse-related injuries. ED providers-including emergency nurses-do not consistently screen children for abuse, which may allow abuse to go undetected and increases the risk for reinjury and death.

Publication Year:

2018

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Promoting better health beyond health care: State-level multi-sector actions for addressing the social, economic, and environmental factors that impact health

A. Beers, A. Spencer, K. Moses, A. Hamblin, Center for Health Care Strategies
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

While access to health coverage and services plays a significant factor in determining health outcomes, state policymakers increasingly recognize that health outcomes are equally influenced by other sectors, such as agriculture, education, transportation, among others.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Perspectives from the society for pediatric research: Interventions targeting social needs in pediatric clinical care

A.F. Beck, A.J. Cohen, J.D. Colvin, C.M. Fichtenberg, E.W. Fleegler, A. Garg, L.M. Gottlieb, M.S. Pantell, M.T. Sandel, A. Schickedanz, R.S. Kahn
Pediatr Res

The social determinants of health (SDoH) are defined by the World Health Organization as the "conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age." Within pediatrics, studies have highlighted links between these underlying social, economic, and environmental conditions, and a range...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Medical respite for people experiencing homelessness: Financial impacts with alternative levels of Medicaid coverage

D. Shetler, D.S. Shepard
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Medical respite (MR) programs provide medical care, social services, and a safe place to recuperate for people experiencing homelessness after hospital discharge. We examined the financial impact of MR on hospitals and insurers in states with varying Medicaid coverage.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Addressing the social determinants of mental health: If not now, when? If not us, who?

R.S. Shim, M.T. Compton
Psychiatr Serv

In public health, recognition of the importance of the social determinants of health has led to significant shifts in practice and research.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Social determinants matter, but who is responsible?

L. Winfield, K. DeSalvo, D. Muhlestein
Leavitt Partners

The health impacts of the environments in which we live—our social determinants of health—are well documented. Clinical care accounts for only about 20 percent of health, while behaviors, physical environment, and social and economic factors determine the rest.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report