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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Evaluation activities and influences at the intersection of medical and social services

L. Gottlieb, S. Ackerman, H. Wing, N. Adler

Despite a growing national interest in health care-based strategies focused on patients' social determinants of health (SDH), little has been compiled about the impacts of SDH interventions undertaken in clinical settings.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Accounting for social risk factors in Medicare payment

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Recent health care payment reforms aim to improve the alignment of Medicare payment strategies with goals to improve the quality of care provided, patient experiences with health care, and health outcomes, while also controlling costs.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Patterns of collaboration among health care and social services providers in communities with lower health care utilization and costs

A.L. Brewster, M.A. Brault, A.X. Tan, L.A. Curry, E.H. Bradley

Objective: To understand how health care providers and social services providers coordinate their work in communities that achieve relatively low health care utilization and costs for older adults.

Study Setting: Sixteen Hospital Service Areas (HSAs) in the United States.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

A novel income security intervention to address poverty in a primary care setting: A retrospective chart review

M.K. Jones, G. Bloch, A.D. Pinto

Objective: To examine the development and implementation of a novel income security intervention in primary care.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Contingent engagement: What we learn from patients with complex health problems and low socioeconomic status

M. Komaromy, E.F. Madden, A. Zurawski, S. Kalishman, K. Barker, P. O'Sullivan, M. Jurado, S. Arora

Objective: Elicit patients' perceptions of factors that facilitate their engagement in care.

Publication Year:

2017

Study Design:

Qualitative

The identification of psychosocial risk factors associated with child neglect using the We-Care screening tool in a high-risk population

S. Zielinski, H.A. Paradis, P. Herendeen, P. Barbel

Introduction: Neglect accounts for over 70% of child maltreatment and carries significant sequelae. Identification of psychosocial determinants of health may allow pediatric providers to ameliorate precursors of child neglect.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Why Medicaid is the platform best suited for addressing both health care and social needs

K. Witgert

The debate about if and how to amend, repeal, or replace the Affordable Care Act has drawn attention to the central role that the Medicaid program plays in providing coverage and access to health care for millions of Americans.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Coordinated whole-person care that addresses social determinants of health: DASH communities generate lessons learned about the required data infrastructure and systems

Data Across Sectors for Health

To achieve better health outcomes at a lower cost, clinical and social service providers increasingly need access to information reflecting the social determinants of health—such as employment, housing, and education—as they have a profound impact on health.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Community health worker impact on chronic disease outcomes within primary care examined using electronic health records

M. Ingram, K. Doubleday, M.L. Bell, A. Lohr, L. Murrieta, M. Velasco, J. Blackburn, S. Sabo, J. Guernsey de Zapien, S.C. Carvajal

Objectives: To investigate community health worker (CHW) effects on chronic disease outcomes using electronic health records (EHRs).

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Social determinants of health in managed care payment formulas

A.S. Ash, E.O. Mick, R.P. Ellis, C.I. Kiefe, J.J. Allison, M.A. Clark

Importance: Managed care payment formulas commonly allocate more money for medically complex populations, but ignore most social determinants of health (SDH).

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design