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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Take-up and targeting: Experimental evidence from SNAP

A. Finkelstein, M.T. Notowidigdo
The National Bureau of Economic Research

This paper develops a framework for evaluating the welfare impact of various interventions designed to increase take-up of social safety net programs in the presence of potential behavioral biases.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

"In the clinic they know us": Preferences for clinic-based financial and employment services in urban pediatric primary care

C. Quinn, K. Johnson, C. Raney, J. Baker, K. Topel, M.M. Tschudy, D. Jaganath, B.S. Solomon
Acad Pediatr

Objective: To understand views of adolescent and adult caregivers on integrating employment and financial services into a pediatric primary care clinic serving low-income families.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Follow-up study regarding the medium-term effectiveness of the home-visiting program "Pro Kind" at age 7 years: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

S. Kliem, M. Sandner, A. Lohmann, S. Sierau, V. Dähne, A.M. Klein, T. Jungmann
Trials

Background: Pro Kind is a German adaptation of the US Nurse Family Partnership program. It is an intervention based on home visits targeting first-time mothers from disadvantaged populations.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Hunger: A missed opportunity for screening in the pediatric emergency department

T. Robinson, L. Bryan, V. Johnson, T. McFadden, S. Lazarus, H.K. Simon
Clin Pediatr

Background: The American Academy of Pediatrics and pediatric community recognize the importance of addressing social determinants of health.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

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

What would help low-income families? Results from a North American survey of 2-1-1 helpline professionals

T. Thompson, A.M. Roux, P.L. Kohl, S. Boyum, M.W. Kreuter
J Child Health Care

Almost half of young American children live in low-income families, many with unmet needs that negatively impact health and life outcomes.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

A pilot investigation of food insecurity among children seen in an outpatient pediatric nephrology clinic

M.C. Starr, K. Fisher, K. Thompson, K. Thurber-Smith, S. Hingorani
Prev Med Rep

Food insecurity (FI) is common - affecting one in six American households with children. FI is defined as limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

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