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 and treatment targets for type 2 diabetes

D.R.B. Miles
Ann Intern Med

Diabetes disproportionately affects vulnerable groups, including racial and ethnic minorities and those at a socioeconomic disadvantage.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Clinical-community partnerships to reduce food insecurity among high-need, high-cost Medicaid patients

K. Rediger, D.R.B. Miles
Ann Intern Med

Cross-sector partnerships between clinical programs and community-based organizations (CBOs) are a promising tool to address food insecurity and could be an important adjunct to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in improving the health of vulnerable patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Better clinical care for obesity and diet-related diseases requires a focus on social determinants of health

S. Bleich, C.G. Dunn
NEJM Catalyst

Obesity and diet-related diseases are among the most pressing public health challenges of our time. In the last 30 years, the prevalence of obesity has doubled among American adults and tripled among American children.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Inclusion and exclusion criteria for complex care programs: Survey of approaches

Center for Health Care Strategies

Around the country, innovative health care organizations are developing programs to better coordinate care for people with complex medical, behavioral health, and social needs.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

The best year of Angela's life

K.R. Sundar
Perm J

Using a patient story, this narrative demonstrates why health care organizations, specifically primary care clinics, should strive to identify and to address social needs.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Health care steps up to social determinants of health: Current context

L. Solomon, M.H. Kanter
Perm J

The social determinants of health are a major focus for Kaiser Permanente and the broader US health care system.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

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:

Case Study

Interventions to address basic resource needs in Kaiser Permanente: A care continuum and an outcomes wheel

J.F. Steiner, J. Bellows, M.P. Banegas, L.M. Gottlieb
Perm J

As Kaiser Permanente develops interventions to help members address basic resource needs such as food, housing, utilities, and transportation, the organization is concurrently developing a framework for program implementation, outcomes assessment, and interventions dissemination.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Effect of community health worker support on clinical outcomes of low-income patients across primary care facilities A randomized clinical trial

S. Kangovi, N. Mitra, L. Norton, R. Harte, X. Zhao, T. Carter, D. Grande, J.A. Long
JAMA Intern Med

Importance: Addressing the social determinants of health has been difficult for health systems to operationalize.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Evaluation of the learning to integrate neighborhoods and clinical care project: Findings from implementing a new lay role into primary care teams to address social determinants of health

C. Hsu, E. Hertel, E. Johnson, C. Cahill, P. Lozano, T. R. Ross, K. Ehrlich, K. Coleman, J. BlueSpruce, A. Cheadle, J. Matthys, M. Chapdelaine, M. Gray, J. Tufte, M. Robbins

Introduction: Health systems increasingly recognize the impact of social determinants of health such as access to housing, transportation, and nutritious food.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational