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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Suburban families’ experience with food insecurity screening in primary care practices

D. Palakshappa, S. Doupnik, A. Vasan, S. Khan, L. Seifu, C. Feudtner, A.G. Fiks

BACKGROUND: Food insecurity (FI) remains a major public health problem. With the rise in suburban poverty, a greater understanding of parents’ experiences of FI in suburban settings is needed to effectively screen and address FI in suburban practices.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Clinicians’ perceptions of screening for food insecurity in suburban pediatric practice

D. Palakshappa, A. Vasan, S. Khan, L. Seifu, C. Feudtner, A.G. Fiks

BACKGROUND: National organizations recommend pediatricians screen for food insecurity (FI). Although there has been growing research in urban practices, little research has addressed FI screening in suburban practices.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

For super-utilizers, integrated care offers a new path

B. Vaida

Many health systems continue to experiment with the best way to care for those patients who end up in the hospital most frequently.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Civil legal services and Medical-Legal Partnerships needed by the homeless population: a national survey

J. Tsai, D. Jenkins, E. Lawton

OBJECTIVES: To examine civil legal needs among people experiencing homelessness and the extent to which medical-legal partnerships exist in homeless service sites, which promote the integration of civil legal aid professionals into health care settings.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Universal v. risk-based screening for food insecurity

J.F. Steiner, C. Zeng

In this letter to the editor, the authors discuss ethical and practical considerations of risk-based versus universal screening for food insecurity, highlighting the high false positive rates that would result from universal screening in low food insecurity populations.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Building Baltimore’s Accountable Health Community

S. Sarkar, D. O’Neill, L.S. Wen

While 96% of health care costs are spent on medical care delivered in hospitals, only 10% of what drives health outcomes is attributable to clinical care. This is markedly true in Baltimore, which is home to some of the best health care institutions in the country.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Bending the spending curve by altering care delivery patterns: The role of care management within a pioneer ACO

J. Hsu, M. Price, C. Vogeli, R. Brand, M.E. Chernew, S.K. Chaguturu, E. Weil, T.G. Ferris

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) appear to lower medical spending, but there is little information on how they do so.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Integrating social services and home-based primary care for high-risk patients

J. Feinglass, G. Norman, R.L. Golden, N. Muramatsu, M. Gelder, T. Cornwell

There is a consensus that our current hospital-intensive approach to care is deeply flawed. This review article describes the research evidence for developing a better system of care for high-cost, high-risk patients.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Mapping neighborhood health geomarkers to clinical care decisions to promote equity in child health

A.F. Beck, M.T. Sandel, P.H. Ryan, R.S. Kahn

Health disparities, which can be understood as disadvantages in health associated with one’s social, racial, economic, or physical environment, originate in childhood and persist across an individual’s life course. One’s neighborhood may drive or influence these disparities.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Health care merged with senior housing: Description and evaluation of a successful program

T.T. Barry

Objective: This article describes and evaluates a successful partnership between a large health care organization and housing for seniors.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study