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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Clinician experiences with screening for social needs in primary care

S.T. Tong, W.R. Liaw, P.L. Kashiri, J. Pecsok, J. Rozman, A.W. Bazemore, A.H. Krist
J Am Board Fam Med

Background: Despite clear evidence demonstrating the influence of social determinants on health, whether and how clinicians should address these determinants remain unclear. We aimed to understand primary care clinicians' experiences of administering a social needs screening instrument.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Paramedics as a new resource for women experiencing intimate partner violence

S. Sawyer, J. Coles, A. Williams, B. Williams
J Interpers Violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV) has a major impact on the health and well-being of women. The need for a coordinated response from health care professions encountering IPV patients is well established, and guidelines for individual health care professions are needed.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Living in "cold spot" communities is associated with poor health and health quality

W. Liaw, A.H. Krist, S.T. Tong, R. Sabo, C. Hochheimer, J. Rankin, D. Grolling, J. Grandmont, A.W. Bazemore
J Am Board Fam Med

Purpose: Little is known about incorporating community data into clinical care. This study sought to understand the clinical associations of cold spots (census tracts with worse income, education, and composite deprivation).

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Original Texas public health case study: Utilizing students to move upstream with social determinants of health screening

W.C. Lee, S. Guillot-Wright, P. Patel
Texas Public Health Journal

The United States is behind other industrialized nations on most health-related rankings whereas the United States healthcare expenditure is greater than most industrialized nations.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Advancing social prescribing with implementation science

L. Gottlieb, E.K. Cottrell, B. Park, K.D. Clark, R. Gold, C. Fichtenberg
J Am Board Fam Med

As the effectiveness research grows in this field, a second major gap in research will become increasingly relevant to practitioners. This gap involves the evidence base on implementation strategies needed to put these interventions into practice and take them to scale in diverse settings.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Providing home- and community-based nutrition services to low-Income older adults: Promising health plan practices

S. Gibbs, A. Herr
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

State Medicaid agencies and Medicaid health plans increasingly recognize the importance of social support services, including nutritious food, as part of a holistic approach to addressing the needs of low-income older adults and enabling them to live independently.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Prescribing food as a specialty drug

A. Feinberg, A. Hess, M. Passaretti, S. Coolbaugh, T.H. Lee
NEJM Catalyst

Despite political uncertainty from Washington, health care is moving away from its focus on fee-for-service and toward value, i.e., meeting patients’ needs as efficiently as possible. To do so, many providers are developing systems to detect and meet patients’ unmet needs.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Health care utilization and expenditures of homeless family members before and after emergency housing

R.E. Clark, L. Weinreb, J.M. Flahive, R.W. Seifert
Am J Public Health

Objectives: To describe longitudinal health service utilization and expenditures for homeless family members before and after entering an emergency shelter.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Ensuring access to quality health care in vulnerable communities

J. Bhatt, P. Bathija
Acad Med

For millions of Americans living in vulnerable rural and urban communities, their hospital is an important, and often their only, source of health care.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Screening for poverty and poverty-related social determinants of health

R.S. Berman, M.R. Patel, P.F. Belamarich, R.S. Gross
Pediatr Rev

Given the known negative outcomes associated with poverty, it is important for pediatricians to identify families living in poverty.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review