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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States' influences on Medicaid investments to address patients' social needs

L.M. Gottlieb, A. Quinones-Rivera, R. Manchanda, H. Wing, S. Ackerman

INTRODUCTION: Relationships between socioeconomic adversity and poor health have been well documented. Given these associations, Medicaid MCOs (MMCOs) have shown increasing interest in addressing social determinants of health (SDH) to improve health and decrease healthcare costs.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Integrating medical and social services: A pressing priority for health systems and payers

M.K. Abrams, D. Moulds

Dramatic changes in health care have propelled social service integration to the forefront of health policy and care delivery transformation discussions.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

A clinic-based pilot intervention to enhance diabetes management for elderly hispanic patients

P. Nygren, H. Nelson, J. Klein

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Successful diabetes self-management requires behavioral and lifestyle changes. However, low-income patients may face challenges related to poverty that make it difficult to engage in lifestyle changes.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Breathe easy at home: A qualitative evaluation of a pediatric asthma intervention

A. Rosofsky , M. Reid, M. Sandel, M. Zielenbach, J. Murphy, M.K. Scammell

The Breathe Easy at Home Program enables clinicians to refer asthmatic patients to Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) if they suspect housing conditions trigger symptoms.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Measuring social determinants of health among Medicaid beneficiaries: early state lessons

A. Spencer, B. Freda, T. McGinnis, L. Gottlieb

Newer payment and care models aimed at improving health outcomes and lowering costs of Medicaid beneficiaries are leading providers and health plans to address the root causes of poor health and high health care costs, some of which relate back to underlying social needs, such as housing and...

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Community health center provider ability to identify, treat and account for the social determinants of health: a card study

J.H. Lewis, K. Whelihan, I. Navarro, K.R. Boyle, SDH Card Study Implementation Team

Background: The social determinants of health (SDH) are conditions that shape the overall health of an individual on a continuous basis. As momentum for addressing social factors in primary care settings grows, provider ability to identify, treat and assess these factors remains unknown.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Addressing social determinants of health in a clinic setting: The WellRx pilot in Albuquerque, New Mexico

J. Page-Reeves, W. Kaufman, M. Bleecker, J. Norris, K. McCalmont, V. Ianakieva, D. Ianakieva, A. Kaufman

Although it is known that the social determinants of health have a larger influence on health outcomes than health care, there currently is no structured way for primary care providers to identify and address nonmedical social needs experienced by patients seen in a clinic setting.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Integrating permanent supportive housing and co-occurring disorders treatment for individuals who are homeless

D.A. Smelson, H. Zaykowski, N. Guevermont, J. Siegfriedt, L. Sawh, D. Modzelewski, S. Tsemberis, V. Kane

OBJECTIVES: While permanent housing, addictions, and mental health treatment are often critical needs to achieve housing stability and community reintegration, few studies have systematically integrated them into a single comprehensive approach for people experiencing chronic homelessness.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Housing quality in a randomized controlled trial of Housing First for homeless individuals with mental illness: Correlates and associations with outcomes

C.E. Adair, B. Kopp, J. Distasio, S. W. Hwang, J. Lavoie, S. Veldhuizen, J. Voroka, A.F. Kaufman, J.M. Somers, S.R. LeBlanc, S. Cote, S. Addorisio, D. Matte, P. Goering

Housing quality (HQ) is associated with mental health, and may mediate outcomes in housing interventions. However, studies of housing interventions rarely report HQ.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

The Hunger Vital Sign: Best practices for screening and intervening to alleviate food insecurity

R. Rottapel, R. Sheward

Introduction: The Hunger Vital SignTM (HVS) is a validated 2-question food insecurity screening tool that allows clinicians to accurately identify households at risk of food insecurity and address patient needs appropriately.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative