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 "smart" way of addressing food insecurity in the digital age

M. Phan, E. Hickey, A.F. Beck, M.D. Klein
Pediatrics

Maya is a 4-year-old girl who is presenting to our office for her well-child check. A familiar mark on her social screening questionnaire reveals that her family is worried that their food budget will run out before the end of the month.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Informatics can help providers incorporate context into care

H. Estiri, C. J. Patel, S. N. Murphy
JAMIA Open

Most determinants of health originate from the “contexts” in which we live, which has remained outside the confines of the U.S. healthcare system. This issue has left providers unprepared to operate with an ample understanding of the challenges patients may face beyond their purview.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Maternal depression screening as an opening to address social determinants of children's health

E.L. Schor
JAMA Pediatr

The burgeoning interest in having child health care professionals screen for social determinants of health, including adverse childhood experiences, is getting ahead of the capacity of pediatric practices to implement reliable procedures and to initiate appropriate interventions and referrals...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Community care coordination systems: Connecting patients to community services

J. Bonney, D.I. Chang
AcademyHealth & Nemours Children’s Health Systems

As states, communities, health systems and providers begin to address the social determinants of health, an essential element is a comprehensive system that connects patients with both the health and social service sectors so all needs are addressed.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Medicaid and Head Start: Opportunities to collaborate and pay for upstream prevention

A. Steinberg, D.I. Chang
AcademyHealth & Nemours Children’s Health Systems

Significant potential for alignment of care coordination and service delivery exists between Head Start and Medicaid.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Integrating community health workers into state and local chronic disease prevention efforts: Program and financing considerations

A. Spencer
AcademyHealth & Nemours Children’s Health Systems

As states, localities and cross-sector efforts like Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs) develop upstream prevention programs, identifying where community health workers (CHWs) can be most effective – with what population, condition and intervention – will help to inform intervention design...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Implementing social determinants of health interventions in medicaid managed care: How to leverage existing authorities and shift to value-based purchasing

T. McGinnis, D. Crumley, D. Chang
AcademyHealth & Nemours Children’s Health Systems

In 2017, Nemours Children’s Health System contracted with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) to work with the PacificSource Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), a regional Medicaid payer operating as the sole managed care organization in a rural area in Oregon, to...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Promoting better health beyond health care: State-level multi-sector actions for addressing the social, economic, and environmental factors that impact health

A. Beers, A. Spencer, K. Moses, A. Hamblin, Center for Health Care Strategies
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

While access to health coverage and services plays a significant factor in determining health outcomes, state policymakers increasingly recognize that health outcomes are equally influenced by other sectors, such as agriculture, education, transportation, among others.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Addressing the social determinants of mental health: If not now, when? If not us, who?

R.S. Shim, M.T. Compton
Psychiatr Serv

In public health, recognition of the importance of the social determinants of health has led to significant shifts in practice and research.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Social determinants matter, but who is responsible?

L. Winfield, K. DeSalvo, D. Muhlestein
Leavitt Partners

The health impacts of the environments in which we live—our social determinants of health—are well documented. Clinical care accounts for only about 20 percent of health, while behaviors, physical environment, and social and economic factors determine the rest.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report