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 insights of health and welfare professionals on hurdles that impede economic evaluations of welfare interventions

J. Schepers, J. Plaete, I. De Bourdeaudhuij, L. Annemans, S. Simoens

Background: Four hurdles associated with economic evaluations in welfare interventions were identified and discussed in a previous published literature review.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Clinical population medicine: Integrating clinical medicine and population health in practice

A.M. Orkin, A. Bharmal, J. Cram, F.G. Kouyoumdjian, A.D. Pinto, R. Upshur

The integration of clinical care and population health is a priority for health planners, researchers, and practitioners. Health care systems are judged against the Triple Aim challenge to improve patient experience and curtail health care expenditures while improving population health.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Diffusion of community health workers within Medicaid managed care: A strategy to address social determinants of health

C. Nkouaga, A. Kaufman, C. Alfero, C. Medina

Social determinants of health (SDH), including where people live, their economic security, their educational attainment, their access to affordable and nutritious food, and their degree of social inclusion, have a greater impact on health than does the health care system.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Community health worker support for disadvantaged patients with multiple chronic diseases: A randomized clinical trial

S. Kangovi, N. Mitra, D. Grande, H. Huo, R.A. Smith, J.A. Long

Objectives: To determine whether a community health worker (CHW) intervention improved outcomes in a low-income population with multiple chronic conditions.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Working together toward better health outcomes

E. Miller, T. Nath, L. Line

With rising costs, persistent health inequities, and gaps in care access, there is a heightened focus across sectors on new approaches to achieve better health outcomes. Policy and industry practices are shifting to prioritize value over volume.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Observational

Innovative models in health and housing

Mercy Housing, The Low Income Investment Fund

This report aims to bridge a knowledge gap between the affordable housing and healthcare fields that limits their ability to implement health and housing projects and partnerships.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Case Study

Primary care providers with more experience and stronger self-efficacy beliefs regarding women veterans screen more frequently for interpersonal violence

L.S. Meredith, G. Azhar, A. Okunogbe, I.A. Canelo, J.E. Darling, A.E. Street, E.M. Yano

Background: Military sexual trauma (MST) and/or intimate partner violence (IPV) are common experiences in the growing group of women veterans using the Veterans Health Administration health care system.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Simulations test impact of education, employment, and income improvements on minority patients with mental illness

M. Alegria, R.E. Drake, H.A. Kang, J. Metcalfe, J. Liu, K. DiMarzio, N. Ali

Social determinants of health, such as poverty and minority background, severely disadvantage many people with mental disorders. A variety of innovative federal, state, and local programs have combined social services with mental health interventions.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Bridging health disparity gaps through the use of medical legal partnerships in patient care: A systematic review

O. Martinez, J. Boles, M. Muñoz-Laboy, E.C. Levine, C. Ayamele, R. Eisenberg, J. Manusov, J. Draine

Over the past two decades, we have seen an increase in the use of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) in health-care and/or legal settings to address health disparities affecting vulnerable populations.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

The state of the medical-legal partnership field: Findings from the 2016 National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership surveys

M. Regenstein, J. Trott, A. Williamson

Today, more than 300 medical-legal partnerships operate nationwide, demonstrating enormous diversity in terms of patient populations served, legal care provided, and organizational priorities.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report