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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Surveillance and screening for social determinants of health-where do we start and where are we headed?

A. Schickedanz, T. R. Coker

Identifying and addressing the social determinants of health (SDH) and basic social needs among children and their families could yield significant improvements in population health.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Financial and social hardships in families of children with medical complexity

J. Thomson, S.S. Shah, J.M. Simmons, H.S. Sauers-Ford, S. Brunswick, D. Hall, R.S. Kahn, A.F. Beck

Objective: To describe hardships experienced by families of children with medical complexity (CMC) and compare them with those experienced by families of children with asthma.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

A primary care-based early childhood nutrition intervention: Evaluation of a pilot program serving low-income hispanic women

T.T. Watt, L. Appel, V. Lopez, B. Flores, B. Lawhon

Nutrition in early childhood can significantly impact physical and mental health outcomes for children. However, research on broadly defined pre/postnatal nutrition interventions is sparse.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

More than just meds: National survey of providers’ perceptions of patients’ social, economic, environmental, and legal needs and their effect on emergency department utilization

L.I. Losonczy, D. Hsieh, C. Hahn, J. Fahimi, H. Alter

Introduction: Emergency departments (EDs) are the safety net for millions of patients who need to access care. Many of these patients have social needs that may influence their healthcare.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Leveraging the social determinants of health: What works?

L.A. Taylor, C.E. Coyle, C. Ndumele, E. Rogan, M. Canavan, L. Curry, E.H. Bradley

Social determinants of health, which encompass social, behavioral and environmental influences on one’s health, have taken center stage in recent health policy discussions.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Review

A pilot food bank intervention featuring diabetes-appropriate food improved glycemic control among clients in three states

H.K. Seligman, C. Lyles, M.B. Marshall, K. Prendergast, M.C. Smith, A. Headings, G. Bradshaw, S. Rosenmoss, E. Waxman

Food insecurity--defined as not having adequate quantity and quality of food at all times for all household members to have an active, healthy life--is a risk factor for poor diabetes control, yet few diabetes interventions address this important factor.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Beyond health care: The role of social determinants in promoting health and health equity

H.J. Heiman, S. Artiga

Efforts to improve health in the United States have traditionally looked to the health care system as the key driver of health and health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Embedding civil legal aid services in care for high-utilizing patients using Medical-Legal Partnership

J. Martin, A. Martin, C. Schultz, M. Sandel

Mr. Jackson (not his real name) is a 42-year old man who was hospitalized three times in a seven-month period at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Commentary

Study Design:

Case Study

Supporting Social Service Delivery through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: Early State Efforts

R. Mahadevan, R. Houston

Given the often overwhelming prevalence of social needs facing Medicaid populations, including housing, transportation, and nutrition, aligning social services and supports with health care delivery is critical.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Community health worker home visits for Medicaid-enrolled children with asthma: Effects on asthma outcomes and costs

J.D. Campbell, M. Brooks, P. Hosokawa, J. Robinson, L. Song, J. Krieger

Objectives: We sought to estimate the return on investment of a streamlined version of an evidence-based community health worker (CHW) asthma home visit program.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design