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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Achieving health equity: how academic medicine is addressing the social determinants of health

Association of American Medical Colleges

The mission of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and of its member medical schools and teaching hospitals is to “improve the health of all.” This seemingly simple, five-word phrase underscores two issues of paramount importance to the patients and communities we serve: health...

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Issue Brief/Report

Connecting those at risk to care: the quick start guide to developing community care coordination pathways

Pathways Community HUB Institute, Community Care Coordination Learning Network

This Quick Start guide complements Pathways Community HUB Manual: A Guide To Identify and Address Risk Factors, Reduce Costs, and Improve Outcomes, initially published in 2010 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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Issue Brief/Report