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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Child abuse and neglect risk assessment: Quality improvement in a primary care setting

E.K. Chung, R.S. Gubernick, M. LaNoue, D.J. Abatemarco
Acad Pediatr

OBJECTIVES: Practicing Safety (PS) is an AAP toolkit to help practices address child abuse and neglect (CAN) risk by increasing screening and providing resources.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Predictive modeling of housing instability and homelessness in the Veterans Health Administration

T. Byrne, A.E. Montgomery, J.D. Fargo
Health Serv Res

OBJECTIVE: To develop and test predictive models of housing instability and homelessness based on responses to a brief screening instrument administered throughout the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Modeling

Value of neighborhood socioeconomic status in predicting risk of outcomes in studies that use electronic health record data

N.A. Bhavsar, A. Gao, M. Phelan, N.J. Pagidipati, B.A. Goldstein
JAMA Network Open

Importance: Data from electronic health records (EHRs) are increasingly used for risk prediction. However, EHRs do not reliably collect sociodemographic and neighborhood information, which has been shown to be associated with health.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Modeling

Food insecurity, healthcare utilization, and high cost: A longitudinal cohort study

S.A. Berkowitz, H.K. Seligman, J.B. Meigs, S. Basu
Am J Manag Care

OBJECTIVES: Reducing utilization of high-cost healthcare services is a common population health goal. Food insecurity-limited access to nutritious food owing to cost-is associated with chronic disease, but its relationship with healthcare utilization is understudied.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Addressing family homelessness in pediatrics: Progress and possibility

A. Schickedanz, P.J. Chung
Pediatrics

Homelessness during pregnancy or childhood should be unthinkable in a society that treats children and families with dignity. Sandel et al. provide new evidence from 5 cities on just how damaging homelessness in pregnancy and early childhood are to child health.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Perceptions and experience of patients, staff, and clinicians with social needs assessment

C. Hamity, A. Jackson, L. Peralta, J. Bellows
Perm J

CONTEXT: Assessment of social needs is expanding at Kaiser Permanente (KP), but little is known about how members and clinicians experience the incorporation of social needs into health care.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

Housing as health

H.K. Koh, R. Restuccia
JAMA

Envision a society that fully connects the usually disparate worlds of health and housing. Clinicians would implement strategies that feature “housing as a vaccine” to prevent illness and disability.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Social determinants as public goods: A new approach to financing key investments in healthy communities

L.M. Nichols, L.A. Taylor
Health Affairs

Good research evidence exists to suggest that social determinants of health, including access to housing, nutrition, and transportation, can influence health outcomes and health care use for vulnerable populations.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Data support considerations in Medicaid accountable care organization programs

J. Lloyd
Center for Health Care Strategies

Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) need data on their attributed populations to successfully improve health outcomes and manage patients’ total cost of care.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Safe & affordable housing: Social determinants of health

America’s Health Insurance Plans

Health insurance providers recognize that the social determinants of health must be addressed in order to prevent and treat health care conditions. Housing remains one of the most complicated determinants to address, with several competing factors at play.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report