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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"They're homeless in a home": Retaining homeless-experienced consumers in supported housing

S. Gabrielian, A.B. Hamilton, A. Alexandrino, G. Hellemann, A.S. Young

Permanent, community-based housing with supportive services ("supported housing") has numerous favorable outcomes for homeless-experienced consumers. Little is known, however, about consumers who attain but subsequently lose their supported housing.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design, Qualitative

The monthly cycle of hypoglycemia: An observational claims-based study of emergency room visits, hospital admissions, and costs in a commercially insured population

S. Basu, S.A. Berkowitz, H. Seligman

Background: Multipayer initiatives have sought to address social determinants of health, such as food insecurity, by linking primary care patients to social services. It remains unclear whether such social determinants contribute to avoidable short-term health care costs.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Providing intensive addiction/housing case management to homeless veterans enrolled in addictions treatment: A randomized controlled trial

C.A. Malte, K. Cox, A.J. Saxon

This study sought to determine whether homeless veterans entering Veterans Affairs (VA) substance use treatment randomized to intensive addiction/housing case management (AHCM) had improved housing, substance use, mental health, and functional outcomes and lower acute health care utilization,...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Evaluating complex care programs: Is it a zero-sum game?

M.C. Raven, I. Romm, T. Ajayi

Complex populations in health care are often defined as groups of individuals with co-occurring medical and behavioral health diagnoses as well as significant social challenges.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Effect of an intensive outpatient program to augment primary care for high-need veterans affairs patients: A randomized clinical trial

D.M. Zulman, C. Pal Chee, S.C. Ezeji-Okoye, J.G. Shaw, T.H. Holmes, J.S. Kahn, S.M. Asch

Importance: Many organizations are adopting intensive outpatient care programs for high-need patients, yet little is known about their effectiveness in integrated systems with established patient-centered medical homes.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

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