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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Social determinants of health 101 for health care: Five plus five

S. Magnan

Social determinants of health (SDoH) is a relatively new term in health care. As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), SDoH are “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

An inside look at partnerships between community-based organizations and health care providers

S. Chazin, T. McGinnis

As recognition of the critical role that social determinants play in health and quality of life has grown, partnerships between health care and human service organizations to address them are proliferating.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Medicaid coverage of social interventions: A road map for states

D. Bachrach, J. Guyer, A. Levin

Extensive research demonstrates the impact of social factors—such as income, access to food and housing, and employment status—on the health and health

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Accounting for social risk factors in Medicare payment

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Recent health care payment reforms aim to improve the alignment of Medicare payment strategies with goals to improve the quality of care provided, patient experiences with health care, and health outcomes, while also controlling costs.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Why Medicaid is the platform best suited for addressing both health care and social needs

K. Witgert

The debate about if and how to amend, repeal, or replace the Affordable Care Act has drawn attention to the central role that the Medicaid program plays in providing coverage and access to health care for millions of Americans.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Coordinated whole-person care that addresses social determinants of health: DASH communities generate lessons learned about the required data infrastructure and systems

Data Across Sectors for Health

To achieve better health outcomes at a lower cost, clinical and social service providers increasingly need access to information reflecting the social determinants of health—such as employment, housing, and education—as they have a profound impact on health.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Clinical population medicine: Integrating clinical medicine and population health in practice

A.M. Orkin, A. Bharmal, J. Cram, F.G. Kouyoumdjian, A.D. Pinto, R. Upshur

The integration of clinical care and population health is a priority for health planners, researchers, and practitioners. Health care systems are judged against the Triple Aim challenge to improve patient experience and curtail health care expenditures while improving population health.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Diffusion of community health workers within Medicaid managed care: A strategy to address social determinants of health

C. Nkouaga, A. Kaufman, C. Alfero, C. Medina

Social determinants of health (SDH), including where people live, their economic security, their educational attainment, their access to affordable and nutritious food, and their degree of social inclusion, have a greater impact on health than does the health care system.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Working together toward better health outcomes

E. Miller, T. Nath, L. Line

With rising costs, persistent health inequities, and gaps in care access, there is a heightened focus across sectors on new approaches to achieve better health outcomes. Policy and industry practices are shifting to prioritize value over volume.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Observational

Innovative models in health and housing

Mercy Housing, The Low Income Investment Fund

This report aims to bridge a knowledge gap between the affordable housing and healthcare fields that limits their ability to implement health and housing projects and partnerships.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Case Study