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 legal services with primary care: The Health Justice Program

G. Drozdzal, R. Shoucri, J. Macdonald, K. Radford, A.D. Pinto, N. Persaud
Can Fam Physician

The Health Justice Program (HJP) aims to bridge the gap between social determinants of health knowledge and practice through a multi-partner medical-legal program informed by the MLP model.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Commentary

Study Design:

Case Study

A novel natural language processing system for inferring social risk from clinical narratives

M. Conway, S. Keyhani, L. Christensen, B.R. South, M. Vali, L.C. Walter, D.L. Mowery, S. Abdelrahman, W.W. Chapman
J Biomed Semantics

Background: Social risk factors are important dimensions of health and are linked to access to care, quality of life, health outcomes and life expectancy.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Recurrence of maltreatment after newborn home visiting: A randomized controlled trial

M.A. Easterbrooks, C. Kotake, R. Fauth
Am J Public Health

Objectives: To investigate whether a newborn home visiting program for primiparous adolescent mothers (aged 16-20 years at childbirth) reduced recurrence of child maltreatment in child protective services (CPS) reports.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Addressing social determinants of health: Challenges and opportunities in a value-based model

A. Garg, C.J. Homer, P.H. Dworkin
Pediatrics

Two forces are reverberating within the US health care system. The first is the medical system’s recognition that addressing a patient’s social circumstances is necessary to promote health and prevent disease.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Commentary

A system-level approach to addressing health-harming legal and social Needs: A case study of the NYC health + hospitals and legalhealth medical-legal partnership

J. Theiss, J. Schrag, J.A. Teitelbaum

Social, environmental, and economic factors play an outsized role in the health of individuals and whole communities.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Case Study

To prevent child maltreatment, home visiting programs are one part of a complete response

H. Kim
Am J Public Health

Child maltreatment is a pressing public health problem. In 2017, 3.5 million US children were reported to Child Protective Services (CPS) for maltreatment concerns. This is equivalent to 4.71% of US children annually. The cumulative prevalence is much higher.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Commentary

Homeless status documentation at a metropolitan hospital emergency department

S.J. Lee, P. Thomas, H. Newnham, J. Freidin, C. Smith, J. Lowthian, F. Borghmans, R.A. Gocentas, D. De Silva, S. Stafrace
Emerg Med Australas

Objective: This study compared the prevalence of homelessness in consecutive patients presenting to a metropolitan hospital ED measured via a prospective housing screen with the prevalence of homelessness determined via retrospective audit of hospital data.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Promoting caregiver and child health through housing and stability screening in clinical settings

R. Sheward, A. Bovell-Ammon, N. Ahmad, G. Preer, M. Sandel
Zero to Three

Within the health care sector, researchers, clinicians, and payers increasingly recognize the importance of the social determinants of health for improving maternal and child health.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Cost-effectiveness of financial incentives for improving diet and health through Medicare and Medicaid: A microsimulation study

Y. Lee, , D. Mozaffarian, Y. Huang, , J. Liu, P.E. Wilde, S. Abrahams-Gessel, T.S.V. Jardim, T.A. Gaziano, R. Micha
PLoS Med

Background: Economic incentives through health insurance may promote healthier behaviors. Little is known about health and economic impacts of incentivizing diet, a leading risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), through Medicare and Medicaid.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Modeling

Implementation of an intimate partner violence screening program in a university health care clinic

J. McCarthy, A. Bianchi
J Am Coll Health

Objectives: To examine whether an intimate partner violence (IPV) screening program is related to a positive change in health care providers' knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy of IPV screening.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design