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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Screening for food insecurity in six Veterans Administration Clinics for the Homeless, June-December 2015

T.P. O'Toole, C.B. Roberts, E.E. Johnson
Prev Chronic Dis

Objective: We assessed findings from a food-insecurity screening of a national sample of Veterans Administration clinics for homeless and formerly homeless veterans.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Increasing use of a healthy food incentive: a waiting room intervention among low-income patients

A.J. Cohen, C.R. Richardson, M. Heisler, A. Sen, E.C. Murphy, O.B. Hesterman, M.M. Davis, S.M. Zick
Am J Prev Med

Introduction: Diet-related disease is disproportionately concentrated in low-income communities where fruit and vegetable consumption is far below guidelines.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Understanding Medicaid Managed Care investments in members' social determinants of health

L. Gottlieb, S. Ackerman, H. Wing, R. Manchanda
Popul Health Manag

Despite widespread interest in addressing social determinants of health (SDH) as a means to improve health and to reduce health care spending, little information is available about how to develop, sustain, and scale nonmedical interventions in diverse payer environments, including Medicaid...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Implementation of a food insecurity screening and referral program in student-run free clinics in San Diego, California

S. Smith, D. Malinak, J. Chang, M. Perez, S. Perez, E. Settlecowski, T. Rodriggs, M. Hsu, A. Abrew, S. Aedo
Prev Med Rep

Food insecurity is associated with many poor health outcomes yet is not routinely addressed in clinical settings.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Evaluating the accountable health communities demonstration project

L. Gottlieb, J.D. Colvin, E. Fleegler, D. Hessler, A. Garg, N. Adler
J Gen Intern Med

Despite substantial evidence documenting the social patterning of disease, relatively little information is available on how the health care system can best intervene on social determinants to impact individual and population health.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Cost-effectiveness of a health system-based smoking cessation program

D.E. Levy, E.V. Klinger, J.A. Linder, E.W. Fleegler, N.A. Rigotti, E.R. Park, J.S. Haas
Nicotine Tob Res

Introduction: Project CLIQ (Community Link to Quit) was a proactive population-outreach strategy using an electronic health records-based smoker registry and interactive voice recognition technology to connect low- to moderate-income smokers with cessation counseling, medications, and social...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

States' influences on Medicaid investments to address patients' social needs

L.M. Gottlieb, A. Quinones-Rivera, R. Manchanda, H. Wing, S. Ackerman
Am J Prev Med

Introduction: Relationships between socioeconomic adversity and poor health have been well documented. Given these associations, Medicaid MCOs (MMCOs) have shown increasing interest in addressing social determinants of health (SDH) to improve health and decrease healthcare costs.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

More than a meal? A randomized control trial comparing the effects of home-delivered meals programs on participants' feelings of loneliness

K.S. Thomas, U. Akobundu, D. Dosa
J Gerontol Series B

Objective: Nutrition service providers are seeking alternative delivery models to control costs and meet the growing need for home-delivered meals.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Theory vs practice: Should primary care practice take on social determinants of health now? No.

LI Solberg
Ann Fam Med

Recently, the recognition that medical care may contribute less to overall health than other aspects of people’s lives do has led policy makers, academics, and even some physicians to argue that clinicians should make screening and action on the social determinants of health their...

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Integrating medical and social services: A pressing priority for health systems and payers

M.K. Abrams, D. Moulds
Health Affairs Blog

Dramatic changes in health care have propelled social service integration to the forefront of health policy and care delivery transformation discussions.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary