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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Development and implementation of a Pediatric Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and other determinants of health questionnaire in the pediatric medical home

K. Koita, D. Long, D. Hessler, M. Benson, K. Daley, M. Bucci, N. Thakur, N. Burke Harris
PLoS One

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are associated with poor health outcomes, underlining the significance of early identification and intervention. Currently, there is no validated tool to screen for ACEs exposure in childhood.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Social disconnection among older adults receiving care in the emergency department

D. Kandasamy, T.F. Platts-Mills, M.N. Shah, K.A. Van Orden, M.E. Betz
West J Emerg Med

Introduction: Social disconnection is a public health problem in older adults, as it can lead to decreased quality of life for this population.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Addressing adverse childhood experiences and health risk behaviors among low-income, Black primary care patients: Testing feasibility of a motivation-based intervention

E. Goldstein, J. Topitzes, J. Birstler, R.L. Brown
Gen Hosp Psychiatry

Objective: This pilot study tests the feasibility of implementing a two-session intervention that addresses adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), post-traumatic stress symptoms, and health risk behaviors (HRBs) among Black primary care patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Association of a care coordination model with health care costs and utilization

S.A. Berkowitz, S. Parashuram, K. Rowan, et al.
JAMA Netw Open

Importance: The Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership was created to improve care coordination across the continuum in East Baltimore, Maryland.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

An individual housing-based socioeconomic status measure predicts advance care planning and nursing home utilization

A. Barwise, Y.J. Juhn, C.I. Wi, P. Novotny, C. Jaramillo, O. Gajic, M.E. Wilson
Am J Hosp Palliat Care

Background: Socioeconomic status (SES) is an important determinant of disparities in health care and may play a role in end-of-life care and decision-making. The SES is difficult to retrospectively abstract from current electronic medical records and data sets.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

How to pay for it: Financing community health workers in transitions clinics

L. Hogan, T. Macdonald Mendez
California Health Care Foundation

The Transitions Clinic model is an evidence-based program designed to serve people with chronic diseases who have recently been released from incarceration.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Review

The role of US health plans in identifying and addressing social determinants of health: Rationale and recommendations

M. Heisler, A. Navathe, K. DeSalvo, K.G.M. Volpp
Popul Health Manag

The launch of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Accountable Health Community Model in 31 communities nationwide signaled the interest of the largest payer, Medicare, in developing novel strategies for payers to encourage health systems to address SDOH.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

How equity-oriented health care affects health: Key mechanisms and implications for primary health care practice and policy

M. Ford-Gilboe, C.N. Wathen, C. Varcoe, C. Herbert, B.E. Jackson, J.G. Lavoie, B.B. Pauly, N.A. Perrin, V. Smye, B. Wallace, S.T. Wong, A.J. Browne
Milbank Q

Policy Points A consensus regarding the need to orient health systems to address inequities is emerging, with much of this discussion targeting population health interventions and indicators. We know less about applying these approaches to primary health care.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Addressing social determinants of health via Medicaid managed care contracts and section 1115 demonstrations

D. Crumley, J. Lloyd, M. Pucciarello, B. Stapelfeld
Center for Health Care Strategies

The conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play affect health in myriad ways. State Medicaid agencies are increasingly exploring opportunities to address these social determinants of health (SDOH) in an effort to provide more efficient care and improve health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Developing a screening tool to recognise social determinants of health in Australian clinical settings

K. Browne-Yung, T. Freeman, M. Battersby, D.R. McEvoy, F. Baum
Public Health Res Pract

Objective and importance of study: The importance of social determinants for individual health recovery outcomes is well recognised in public health. However, no succinct social health screening (SHS) tool exists that has been developed with information from clinicians and patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative