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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Surveillance and screening for social determinants of health: The medical home and beyond

A. Garg, P.H. Dworkin

Social determinants—the circumstances in which people live and work—powerfully affect health. In fact, social and environmental factors are estimated to have twice the impact of quality health care on the overall health of an individual.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

The first social ACO: Lessons from Commonwealth Care Alliance

J. Maxwell, C. Barron, A. Bourgoin, R. Tobey

Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) of Massachusetts is an early innovator in developing a "social ACO" approach.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Case Study

Community asthma initiative to improve health outcomes and reduce disparities among children with asthma

E.R. Woods, U. Bhaumik, S.J. Sommer, E. Chan, L. Tsopelas, E.W. Fleegler, M. Lorenzi, E.M. Klements, D.U. Dickerson, S. Nethersole, R. Dulin

Black and Hispanic children are hospitalized with complications of asthma at much higher rates than white children.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Case Study, Other Experimental Design

Moving from social risk assessment and identification to intervention and treatment

A.F. Beck, M.D. Klein

Clinical care seeks to match the right patient to the right treatment. Clinicians use histories and physicals to guide assessment and to determine diagnosis and management plans. This pattern of assessment, identification, and treatment typically focuses on symptoms and diseases.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Addressing basic resource needs to improve primary care quality: A community collaboration programme

S.A. Berkowitz, A.C. Hulberg, C. Hong, B.J. Stowell, K.J. Tirozzi, C.Y. Traore, S.J. Atlas

Background: Unmet basic resource needs, such as difficulty affording healthcare, medications, food and housing, may contribute to worse healthcare quality indicators, but interventions are hampered by lack of specific knowledge regarding the distribution of unmet basic resource needs and their...

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Multiple behavior change intervention to improve detection of unmet social needs and resulting resource referrals

J.D. Colvin, J.L. Bettenhausen, K.D. Anderson-Carpenter, V. Collie-Akers, L. Plencner, M. Krager, B. Nelson, S. Donnelly, J. Simmons, V. Higinio, P.J. Chung

Objective: It is critical that pediatric residents learn to effectively screen families for active and addressable social needs (ie, negative social determinants of health).

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

“Community vital signs”: Incorporating geocoded social determinants into electronic records to promote patient and population health

A.W. Bazemore, E.K. Cottrell, R. Gold, L.S. Hughes, R.L. Phillips, H. Angier, T.E. Burdick, M.A. Carrozza, J.E. DeVoe

Social determinants of health significantly impact morbidity and mortality; however, physicians lack ready access to this information in patient care and population management.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Review

Surveillance and screening for social determinants of health-where do we start and where are we headed?

A. Schickedanz, T. R. Coker

Identifying and addressing the social determinants of health (SDH) and basic social needs among children and their families could yield significant improvements in population health.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Financial and social hardships in families of children with medical complexity

J. Thomson, S.S. Shah, J.M. Simmons, H.S. Sauers-Ford, S. Brunswick, D. Hall, R.S. Kahn, A.F. Beck

Objective: To describe hardships experienced by families of children with medical complexity (CMC) and compare them with those experienced by families of children with asthma.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

A primary care-based early childhood nutrition intervention: Evaluation of a pilot program serving low-income hispanic women

T.T. Watt, L. Appel, V. Lopez, B. Flores, B. Lawhon

Nutrition in early childhood can significantly impact physical and mental health outcomes for children. However, research on broadly defined pre/postnatal nutrition interventions is sparse.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design