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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Caregiver opinion of in-hospital screening for unmet social needs by pediatric residents

J.D. Colvin, J.L. Bettenhausen, K.D. Anderson-Carpenter, V. Collie-Akers, P.J. Chung

OBJECTIVE: Child health is strongly influenced by social determinants. Little is known about the opinions of primary caregivers regarding the physicians' role in addressing social needs.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Addressing food insecurity in a pediatric weight management clinic: A pilot intervention

C.K. Fox, N. Cairns, M. Sunni, G.L. Turnberg, A.C. Gross

INTRODUCTION: Our objectives were to (a) identify rates of food insecurity among patients seen in a pediatric weight management clinic and (b) test a pilot intervention to address food insecurity in the identified patients.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

The effectiveness of a Housing First adaptation for ethnic minority groups: findings of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial

V. Stergiopoulos, A. Gozdzik, V. Misir, A. Skosireva, A. Sarang, J. Connelly, A. Whisler, K. McKenzie

BACKGROUND: Little is known about the effectiveness of Housing First (HF) among ethnic minority groups, despite its growing popularity for homeless adults experiencing mental illness.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Leveraging the social determinants of health: What works?

L.A. Taylor, A.X. Tan, C.E. Coyle, C. Ndumele, E. Rogan, M. Canavan, L.A. Curry, E.H. Bradley

We summarized the recently published, peer-reviewed literature that examined the impact of investments in social services or investments in integrated models of health care and social services on health outcomes and health care spending.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Bridging the silos of service delivery for high-need, high-cost individuals

M. Sherry, J.L. Wolff, J. Ballreich, E. DuGoff, K. Davis, G. Anderson

Health care reform efforts that emphasize value have increased awareness of the importance of nonmedical factors in achieving better care, better health, and lower costs in the care of high-need, high-cost individuals.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Qualitative

Screening and interventions for food insecurity in health care settings state strategies to increase an underutilized practice in California

M. Cannon

Despite a growing body of evidence suggesting that food insecurity has significant consequences for the health of low-income Californians, very few hospitals and health clinics in our state are routinely screening for food insecurity.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Review

Medical student volunteerism addresses patients' social needs: a novel approach to patient-centered care

C. Onyekere, S. Ross, A. Namba, J.C. Ross, B.D. Mann

BACKGROUND: Healthcare providers must be equipped to recognize and address patients' psychosocial needs to improve overall health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Hospital- and community-based interventions enhancing (re)employment for people with spinal cord injury: A systematic review

E.H. Roels, B. Aertgeerts, D. Ramaekers, K. Peers

STUDY DESIGN: Systematic Review.

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of interventions enhancing (re)employment following spinal cord injury (SCI).

SETTING: Studies from multiple countries were included.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

How did a Housing First intervention improve health and social outcomes among homeless adults with mental illness in Toronto? Two-year outcomes from a randomised trial

P. O'Campo, V. Stergiopoulos, P. Nir, M. Levy, V. Misir, A. Chum, B. Arbach, R. Nisenbaum, M.J. To, S.W. Hwang

OBJECTIVES: We studied the impact of a Housing First (HF) intervention on housing, contact with the justice system, healthcare usage and health outcomes among At Home/Chez Soi randomised trial participants in Toronto, a city with an extensive service network for social and health services for...

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Identifying social determinants of health and legal needs for children with special health care needs

N.A. DeJong, C.T. Wood, M.C. Morreale, C. Ellis, D. Davis, J. Fernandez, M.J. Steiner

Children with special health care needs (CSHCN) require comprehensive care with high levels of community and government assistance. Medical-legal partnerships may be particularly suited to address needs for this population.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational