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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Needles in a haystack: Screening and healthcare system evidence for homelessness

J.D. Fargo, A.E. Montgomery, T. Byrne, E. Brignone, M. Cusack, A.V. Gundlapalli

Effectiveness of screening for homelessness in a large healthcare system was evaluated in terms of successfully referring and connecting patients with appropriate prevention or intervention services. Screening and healthcare services data from nearly 6 million U.S.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Vital directions for health and health care: Priorities from a national academy of medicine initiative

V.J. Dzau, M.B. McClellan, J.M. McGinnis, S.P. Burke, M.J. Coye, A. Diaz, T.A. Daschle, W.H. Frist, M. Gaines, M.A. Hamburg, J.E. Henney, S. Kumanyika, M.O. Leavitt, R.M. Parker, L.G. Sandy, L.D. Schaeffer, G.D. Steele, Jr., P. Thompson, E. Zerhouni

Importance: Recent discussion has focused on questions related to the repeal and replacement of portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, issues central to the future of health and health care in the United States transcend the ACA provisions receiving the greatest attention.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

The impact of infant well-child care compliance and social risks on emergency department utilization

N.R. Lawson, M.D. Klein, N.J. Ollberding, V. Wurster Ovalle, A.F. Beck

Deployment of medical and social services at well-child visits promotes child health. A retrospective review of the electronic health record was conducted for infants presenting for their "newborn" visit over a 2-year period at an urban, academic primary care center.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Effect of a community health worker intervention among latinos with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes: The miami healthy heart initiative randomized clinical trial

O. Carrasquillo, C. Lebron, Y. Alonzo, H. Li, A. Chang, S. Kenya

Importance: Community health worker (CHW) intervention is a promising approach to address type 2 diabetes among Latinos. However, evidence from randomized clinical studies is limited. Objective: To compare a CHW intervention with enhanced usual care.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Social prescribing: Less rhetoric and more reality. A systematic review of the evidence

L. Bickerdike, A. Booth, P.M. Wilson, K. Farley, K. Wright

OBJECTIVES: Social prescribing is a way of linking patients in primary care with sources of support within the community to help improve their health and well-being.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Patient-centered medical home recognition and diabetes control among health centers: Exploring the role of enabling services

J.M. Dobbins , N. Peiper, E. Jones, R. Clayton, L.E. Peterson, R.L. Phillips Jr.

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model has been considered a promising approach to improve chronic care delivery, particularly among patients with diabetes.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Bridging the divide: Supplementing payment reform to promote needed investments in population health

T. McGinnis

This installment of the Payment Reform for Population Health blog series focuses on limitations in payment reform and ideas for the creation of the right incentives for population health investments.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Access to transportation and health care visits for Medicaid enrollees with diabetes

L.V. Thomas, K.R. Wedel, J.E. Christopher

PURPOSE: Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires frequent health care visits for its management. Individuals without nonemergency medical transportation often miss appointments and do not receive optimal care.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Ready, willing and able? A survey of clinicians' perceptions about domestic violence screening in a regional hospital emergency department

E. Saberi, N. Eather, S. Pascoe, M.L. McFadzean, F. Doran, M. Hutchinson

BACKGROUND: Domestic violence (DV) has significant health impacts for victims and their families. Despite evidence that routine screening increases the identification of DV and opportunities for support; routine screening is uncommon in Australian emergency departments (EDs).

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Improving access to evidence-based antipoverty government programs in the United States: A novel primary care initiative

M.K. Hole, L.E. Marcil, R.J. Vinci

The US government acknowledges the struggle of low-income, working families raising children by providing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a program repeatedly shown to improve child health but largely overlooked by the pediatrics community.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary