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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Beyond health care: The role of social determinants in promoting health and health equity

S. Artiga, E. Hinton
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Efforts to improve health in the U.S. have traditionally looked to the health care system as the key driver of health and health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Going beyond clinical care to reduce health care spending: Findings from the J-CHIP community-based population health management program evaluation

S.M.E. Murphy, D.E. Hough, M.L. Sylvia, M. Sherry, L.J. Dunbar, R. Zollinger, R. Richardson, S.A. Berkowitz, K.D. Frick
Med Care

Background: Addressing both clinical and nonclinical determinants of health is essential for improving population health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Needs of homeless veterans: 5 years of the CHALENG survey 2012-16

J. Tsai, J. Blue-Howells, J. Nakashima
J Public Health

Background: National surveys of homeless veterans have been conducted for over a decade, but there has been no examination of changes in the needs of homeless veterans.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Addressing racism in medical education an interactive training module

T. White-Davis, J. Edgoose, J.S. Brown Speights, K. Fraser, J.M. Ring, J. Guh, G.W. Saba
Fam Med

Background and objectives: Education of health care clinicians on racial and ethnic disparities has primarily focused on emphasizing statistics and cultural competency, with minimal attention to racism.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Screening for social determinants of health: An opportunity or unreasonable burden?

K.G. Adler
Fam Pract Manag

Should we expand our repertoire in primary care and systematically screen for social determinants of health (SDoH) and make referrals when problems are uncovered?

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

A practical approach to screening for social determinants of health

D.T. O'Guerk, C. Henke
Fam Pract Manag

Decades ago, the historic Whitehall studies demonstrated the impact that social context can have on individuals' health and wellbeing.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Proactive strategies to address health equity and disparities: Recommendations from a bi-national symposium

J. Haggerty, M.H. Chin, A. Katz, K. Young, J. Foley, A. Groulx, E.J. Perez-Stable, J. Turnbull, J.E. DeVoe, U. Uchendo
J Am Board Fam Med

Introduction: Health inequities persist in Canada and the United States. Both countries show differential health status and health care quality by social characteristics, making zip or postal code a greater predictor of health than genetics.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Addressing social determinants of health through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations

D. Crumley, M. Pierre-Wright
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) are designed to improve health care quality while delivering more efficient care. But, medical care is only one of several factors affecting health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Screening for social determinants of health: Children's hospitals respond

Children’s Hospital Association

This report outlines how children's hospitals are implementing social determinant screening.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Caregiver perceptions of a fruit and vegetable prescription programme for low-income paediatric patients

A. Saxe-Custack, H.C. Lofton, M. Hanna-Attisha, C. Victor, G. Reyes, T. Ceja, J. LaChance
Public Health Nutr

Objective: The physical and social environments that surround children should support good health. However, challenges with food security and access prevent many children from consuming a healthy diet, which is critical to proper growth and development.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative