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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Collection of social determinants of health in the community clinic setting: A cross-sectional study

S.V. Kusnoor, T.Y. Koonce, S.T. Hurley, K.M. McClellan, M.N. Blasingame, E.T. Frakes, L.C. Huang, M.I. Epelbaum, N.B. Giuse
BMC Public Health

Background: Addressing social and behavioral determinants of health (SBDs) may help improve health outcomes of community clinic patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

How integrating health care with other services offers significant potential benefits

J.R. Lumpkin, B.C. Quinn
Health Affairs Blog

Out of the roughly half a million minutes in a given year, most people spend an average of just 60 minutes in a doctor’s office or hospital. It stands to reason, then, that our health is largely influenced by what happens outside of the health care system.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

From classroom to community: The impact of a non-clinical clerkship on fourth-year medical students' ability to address social determinants of health

A. Wennerstrom, J.W. Gibson, N.K. Krane
Med Sci Educ

Background: The AAMC has called for research exploring causes of health disparities and the value of educating health care providers about population health. Research on best practices for educating medical students about social determinants of health is limited.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Continuous quality improvement and comprehensive primary health care: A systems framework to improve service quality and health outcomes

J. McCalman, R. Bailie, R. Bainbridge, K. McPhail-Bell, N. Percival, D. Askew, R. Fagan, K. Tsey
Front Public Health

Continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes for improving clinical care and health outcomes have been implemented by primary health-care services, with resultant health-care impacts.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Using quality improvement to improve internal and external coordination and referrals

K.L. Cain, R.P. Collins
J Public Health Manag Pract

As part of accreditation, Public Health Accreditation Board site visitors recommended that the New Orleans Health Department strengthen its quality improvement program.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Frequency of food insecurity and associated health outcomes in pediatric patients at a federally qualified health center

K. Bahadur, S. Pai, E. Thoby, A. Petrova
J Community Health

Food insecurity (FI) has been recognized as a public challenge not only for developing countries but also for the U.S.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Innovative population health model associated with reduced emergency department use and inpatient hospitalizations

D. Wesson, H. Kitzman, K.H. Halloran, K. Tecson
Health Affairs

Population health strategies that improve access to health care and address social determinants of health may reduce the use of costly emergency services.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Fostering local health department and health system collaboration through case conferences for at-risk and vulnerable populations

J.R. Vest, V. Caine, L.E. Harris, D.P. Watson, N. Menachemi, P. Halverson
Am J Public Health

In case conferences, health care providers work together to identify and address patients' complex social and medical needs.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

Evaluating the effects of a targeted home visiting program on maternal and child health outcomes

M. Sandner, T. Cornelissen, T. Jungmann, P. Herrmann
J Health Econ

We evaluate the effects of home visiting targeted towards disadvantaged first-time mothers on maternal and child health outcomes. Our analysis exploits a randomized controlled trial and combines rich longitudinal survey data with unique administrative health data.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Addressing social determinants of health: Case studies from Epic's Population Health Steering Board

P. Roberts, C. Deculus, L. Garber, A. Iivanainen, T. Stentoft, K. Winright
Popul Health Manag

More than two thirds of health care organizations report that they now assess populations for SDOH as part of ongoing care management. The 2 most frequent interventions cited are referral to community service agencies (78.1%) and help with navigation of services (76.6%).

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary