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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Developing a model psychiatric treatment program for patients with intellectual disability in a community mental health center

F. Hackerman, C.W. Schmidt, Jr., C.D. Dyson, L. Hovermale, G. Gallucci

The Special Needs Clinic of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland provides comprehensive treatment for patients with developmental or intellectual disability and psychiatric illness.

Publication Year:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Reductions in costly healthcare service utilization: Findings from the Care Advocate Program

G.R. Shannon, K.H. Wilber, D. Allen

Objectives: To determine whether a telephone care-management intervention for high-risk Medicare health maintenance organization (HMO) health plan enrollees can reduce costly medical service utilization.

Publication Year:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

The Caring Connections Project: Providing palliative care to Medicaid patients with advanced cancer

M.P. Pfeifer, C. Ritchie, J. Scharfenberger, C. Keeney, C. Hermann, M. Berwick, B. Head

Palliative care, with its focus on symptom management, patient-centered goals, preparation for life's end, and preservation of quality of life in the face of advancing illness, is a rapidly advancing component of mainstream American medicine.

Publication Year:

2006

Just for Us: An academic medical center-community partnership to maintain the health of a frail low-income senior population

S.D. Yaggy, J.L. Michener, D. Yaggy, M.T. Champagne, M. Silberberg, M. Lyn, F. Johnson, K.S. Yarnall

Purpose: To promote health and maintain independence, Just for Us provides financially sustainable, in-home, integrated care to medically fragile, low-income seniors and disabled adults living in subsidized housing.

Publication Year:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Measuring return on investment of outreach by community health workers

E.M. Whitley, R.M. Everhart, R.A. Wright

Community health workers (CHWs) are effective in improving access to health care, promoting client knowledge and behavior change, and contributing to improved health status of individuals.

Publication Year:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

MHSPY: A children's health initiative for maintaining at-risk youth in the community

K.E. Grimes, B. Mullin

The Massachusetts Mental Health Services Program for Youth (MHSPY) is a home-based clinical intervention that seeks to maintain youth with severe functional impairment in the community via delivery of integrated primary care, mental health, substance abuse, and social services.

Publication Year:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Lay patient navigator program implementation for equal access to cancer care and clinical trials: Essential steps and initial challenges

M.L. Steinberg, A. Fremont, D.C. Khan, D. Huang, H. Knapp, D. Karaman, N. Forge, K. Andre, L.M. Chaiken, O.E. Streeter Jr.

Background: Disparities in cancer detection, treatment, and outcomes among racial/ethnic minorities and low-income patients are well documented. One way to reduce these disparities is to use patient navigators to address barriers to care.

Publication Year:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Effectiveness of a care coordination model for stroke survivors: A randomized study

N. Claiborne

This study evaluated the effectiveness of systematically integrating biopsychosocial interventions with coordinated delivery of care for outpatients recovering from stroke.

Publication Year:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Survivors of domestic violence: Demographics and disparities in visitors to an interdisciplinary specialty clinic

J.W. Fisher, A.J. Shelton

Although the traditional response to domestic violence has been undertaken by legal and human service agencies, this societal issue has become increasingly recognized as a national public health concern.

Publication Year:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Implementing a multidisease chronic care model in primary care using people and technology

D.A. Dorr, A. Wilcox, L. Burns, C.P. Brunker, S.P. Narus, P.D. Clayton

Management of chronic disease is performed inadequately in the United States in spite of the availability of beneficial, effective therapies.

Publication Year:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational