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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Integrating social services and home-based primary care for high-risk patients

J. Feinglass, G. Norman, R.L. Golden, N. Muramatsu, M. Gelder, T. Cornwell

There is a consensus that our current hospital-intensive approach to care is deeply flawed. This review article describes the research evidence for developing a better system of care for high-cost, high-risk patients.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Mapping neighborhood health geomarkers to clinical care decisions to promote equity in child health

A.F. Beck, M.T. Sandel, P.H. Ryan, R.S. Kahn

Health disparities, which can be understood as disadvantages in health associated with one’s social, racial, economic, or physical environment, originate in childhood and persist across an individual’s life course. One’s neighborhood may drive or influence these disparities.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Health care merged with senior housing: Description and evaluation of a successful program

T.T. Barry

Objective: This article describes and evaluates a successful partnership between a large health care organization and housing for seniors.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Impact of a patient navigator program on hospital-based and outpatient utilization over 180 days in a safety-net health system

R.B. Balaban, F. Zhang, C.E. Vialle-Valentin, A.A. Galbraith, M.E. Burns, M.R. Larochelle, D. Ross-Degnan

Background: With emerging global payment structures, medical systems need to understand longer-term impacts of care transition strategies.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Clinic-to-community models to address food insecurity

E. Barnidge, S. Stenmark, H. Seligman

Food insecurity (FI)—unreliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food—is a social and economic condition with direct and indirect consequences, including poor dietary intake, poor physical and mental health, hospitalizations, stress, reduced academic achievement, and...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Standardized screening for health-related social needs in clinical settings: The Accountable Health Communities Screening Tool

A. Billioux, K. Verlander, S. Anthony, D. Alley

The impacts of unmet health-related social needs, such as homelessness, inconsistent access to food, and exposure to violence on health and health care utilization, are well-established.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Screening for food insecurity in pediatric primary care: A clinic's positive implementation experiences

E. Adams, D. Hargunani, L. Hoffmann, G. Blaschke, J. Helm, A. Koehler

Our project's purpose was to assess the acceptability of a screening and intervention program to address food insecurity (FI) in pediatric primary care. We implemented systematic FI screening during routine health supervision visits.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Patients' perspectives on care management services for complex substance use disorders

E. Hawkins, A. Lott, C. Malte, A. Frank, B. Hamilton, G. Sayre, J. Painter, J. Baer

BACKGROUND: Although care management approaches have potential to improve clinical outcomes and reduce high health care costs of patients with complex substance use disorders, characterized by high psychosocial, psychological and/or medical needs and high acute healthcare utilization, little is...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

"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