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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Investing in housing for health improves both mission and margin

M. Sandel, M. Desmond

Medical researchers and clinicians are increasingly recognizing the importance of the social determinants of health, which include stable, decent, affordable housing.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Documenting community health worker roles in primary care: contributions to evidence-based integration into health care teams, 2015.

K.M. Reinschmidt, M. Ingram, S. Morales, S.J. Sabo, J. Blackburn, L. Murrieta, C. David, S.C. Carvajal

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provided community health workers (CHWs) with new opportunities, and current efforts develop evidence-based guidelines for CHW integration into clinical teams.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Homeless and older veterans may be at risk for malnutrition and food insecurity

N. Lutwak, C. Dill

The recent article by Phipps et al. emphasizes the importance of patients’ access to adequate and appropriate food. Unmet food needs may worsen existing health conditions and lead to more frequent hospital admissions as well as increased health care costs.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Diagnostic accuracy of two food insecurity screeners recommended for use in health care settings

J.A. Makelarski, E. Abramsohn, J.H. Benjamin, S. Du, S.T. Lindau

Objectives: To test the diagnostic accuracy of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended food insecurity screener.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Screening for food insecurity: short-term alleviation and long-term prevention

D. Cutts, J. Cook

Food insecurity, defined by the US Department of Agriculture as “lack of consistent access to enough healthy food for an active healthy life,” is related to many adverse physical and mental health outcomes in adults and children.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

A bold goal: more healthy days through improved community health

T. Cordier, Y. Song, J. Cambon, G.S. Haugh, M. Steffen, P. Hardy, M. Staehly, A. Hagan, V. Gopal, P.D. Tye, A. Renda

Humana, a large health care company, has set a goal of 20% improvement in health in the communities it serves by 2020. The metric chosen for the Bold Goal initiative was the HRQOL-4 version of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Days survey.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Other Experimental Design

Fostering a "feeling of worth" among vulnerable HIV populations: the role of linkage to care specialists

M.R. Broaddus, J. Owczarzak, C. Schumann, K.A. Koester

To address barriers to adequate engagement in medical care among people living with HIV, Wisconsin's AIDS/HIV Program created a new position, the Linkage to Care (LTC) Specialist.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Implementation and impact of an online tool used in primary care to improve access to financial benefits for patients: a study protocol

A. Aery, A. Rucchetto, A. Singer, G. Halas, G. Bloch, R. Goel, D. Raza, R.E.G. Upshur, J. Bellaire, A. Katz, A.D. Pinto

Objectives: Addressing the social determinants of health has been identified as crucial to reducing health inequities. However, few evidence-based interventions exist. This study emerges from an ongoing collaboration between physicians, researchers and a financial literacy organisation.

Publication Year:

2017

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

Social determinants of health 101 for health care: Five plus five

S. Magnan

Social determinants of health (SDoH) is a relatively new term in health care. As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), SDoH are “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Re-evaluating associations between the supplemental nutrition assistance program participation and body mass index in the context of unmeasured confounders

J. Rigdon, S.A. Berkowitz, H.K. Seligman, S. Basu

Objective: To evaluate the association between participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and body mass index (BMI) in the presence of unmeasured confounding.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational