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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A decade of hospital-based violence intervention: Benefits and shortcomings

C. Juillard, L. Cooperman, I. Allen, R. Pirracchio, T. Henderson, R. Marquez, J. Orellana, M. Texada, R. Dicker

INTRODUCTION: Initial analyses of hospital-based violence intervention programs (VIPs) have demonstrated decreased violent injury recidivism. Long term VIP performance has not been assessed.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Tailoring care to vulnerable populations by incorporating social determinants of health: the Veterans Health Administration's "Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team" Program

T.P. O'Toole, E.E. Johnson, R. Aiello, V. Kane, L. Pape

INTRODUCTION: Although the clinical consequences of homelessness are well described, less is known about the role for health care systems in improving clinical and social outcomes for the homeless.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Other Experimental Design

Housing First and unprotected sex: A structural intervention

M. Parpouchi, A. Moniruzzaman, L. McCandless, M. Patterson, J.M. Somers

Elevated prevalence estimates of sexually transmitted infections and sexual risk behaviors have commonly been reported among homeless and precariously housed adults. Research has increasingly recognized the importance and impact of structural factors, such as housing, on risk behaviors.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Addressing unmet basic resource needs as part of chronic cardiometabolic disease management

S.A. Berkowitz, A.C. Hulberg, S. Standish, G. Reznor, S.J. Atlas

Importance: It is unclear if helping patients meet resource needs, such as difficulty affording food, housing, or medications, improves clinical outcomes.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Taking action on the social determinants of health in clinical practice: a framework for health professionals

A. Andermann

There is strong evidence from around the globe that people who are poor and less educated have more health problems and die earlier than those who are richer and more educated, and these disparities exist even in wealthy countries like Canada.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Impact of a neighborhood-based curriculum on the helpfulness of pediatric residents' anticipatory guidance to impoverished families

F.J. Real, A.F. Beck, J.R. Spaulding, H. Sucharew, M.D. Klein

Introduction: Neighborhood location has been shown to impact childhood health and well-being. It follows that neighborhood context-the risks and assets present within a patient's neighborhood-may be an important consideration during provision of primary care.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

More than wheezing: Incorporating social determinants into public policy to improve asthma outcomes in children

J.L. Raphael, J.D. Colvin

Efforts to improve child health in the United States have historically positioned the health care system as the focal point for transformative change.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Evaluating the accountable health communities demonstration project

L. Gottlieb, J.D. Colvin, E. Fleegler, D. Hessler, A. Garg, N. Adler

Despite substantial evidence documenting the social patterning of disease, relatively little information is available on how the health care system can best intervene on social determinants to impact individual and population health.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Effects of social needs screening and in-person service navigation on child health: A randomized clinical trial

L.M. Gottlieb, D. Hessler, D. Long, E. Laves, A.R. Burns, A. Amaya, P. Sweeney, C. Schudel, N.E. Adler

Importance: Social determinants of health shape both children's immediate health and their lifetime risk for disease. Increasingly, pediatric health care organizations are intervening to address family social adversity.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Food insecurity and cardiovascular health in pregnant women: Results from the Food for Families Program, Chelsea, Massachusetts, 2013-2015

M.E. Morales, M.H. Epstein, D.E. Marable, S.A. Oo, S.A. Berkowitz

BACKGROUND: Food insecurity, uncertainty about the ability to acquire adequate food, is associated with cardiometabolic disease in pregnant women. Whether food insecurity interventions improve cardiometabolic health is unknown.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design