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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Material need support interventions for diabetes prevention and control: A systematic review

L.S. Barnard, D.J. Wexler, D. DeWalt, S.A. Berkowitz

Unmet material needs, such as food insecurity and housing instability, are associated with increased risk of diabetes and worse outcomes among diabetes patients.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Impact of a social work care coordination intervention on hospital readmission: A randomized controlled trial.

L.R. Bronstein, P. Gould, S.A. Berkowitz, G.D. James , K. Marks

This study assessed how a social work-led care coordination intervention would reduce the within-30-day hospital readmission rate among moderate- and high-risk patients age 50 years or older.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Improving social determinants of health: effectiveness of a web-based intervention

A. Hassan, E.A. Scherer, A. Pikcilingis, E. Krull, L. McNickles, G. Marmon, E.R. Woods, E.W. Fleegler

INTRODUCTION: Although patients who experience health-related social problems such as food insecurity are at increased risk for negative health outcomes, there are few systems for screening and intervention.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design, Qualitative

Making the social determinants of health a routine part of medical care

N. Nuruzzaman, M. Broadwin, K. Kourouma, D.P. Olson

Though the ethical and clinical imperatives to address social and economic factors in the healthcare setting are appreciated by many, screening for conditions takes time, and the reality of limited time competes with the urgency of a clinic visit.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Medical-legal strategies to improve infant health care: a randomized trial

R. Sege, G. Preer, S.J. Morton, H. Cabral, O. Morakinyo, V. Lee, C. Abreu, E. De Vos, M. Kaplan-Sanoff

BACKGROUND: Changes in health care delivery create opportunities to improve systems to better meet the needs of low-income families while achieving quality benchmarks.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Food insecurity and the burden of health-related social problems in an urban youth population

T.E. Baer, E.A. Scherer, E.W. Fleegler, A. Hassan

Purpose: Our study objectives were to (1) determine the prevalence of food insecurity; (2) examine the association between presence and level of food insecurity with other health-related social problems; and (3) assess the predictive values of a two-item food insecurity screen in an urban youth...

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Proactive tobacco cessation outreach to smokers of low socioeconomic status: A randomized clinical trial

J.S. Haas, J.A. Linder, E.R. Park, I. Gonzalez, N.A. Rigotti, E.V. Klinger, E.Z. Kontos, A.M. Zaslavsky, P. Brawarsky, L.X. Marinacci, S. St Hubert, E.W. Fleegler, D.R. Williams

Importance: Widening socioeconomic disparities in mortality in the United States are largely explained by slower declines in tobacco use among smokers of low socioeconomic status (SES) than among those of higher SES, which points to the need for targeted tobacco cessation interventions.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Housing First impact on costs and associated cost offsets: A review of the literature

A. Ly, E. Latimer

Objective: Housing First (HF) programs for people who are chronically or episodically homeless, combining rapid access to permanent housing with community-based, integrated treatment, rehabilitation and support services, are rapidly expanding in North America and Europe.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Food insecurity: What is the clinician's role?

S.A. Berkowitz, G.E. Fabreau

Food insecurity is a common problem, associated with both poor health and increased health care costs.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Commentary

Addressing social determinants of health at well child care visits: A cluster RCT

A. Garg, S. Toy, Y. Tripodis, M. Silverstein, E. Freeman

Objective: To evaluate the effect of a clinic-based screening and referral system (Well Child Care, Evaluation, Community Resources, Advocacy, Referral, Education [WE CARE]) on families' receipt of community-based resources for unmet basic needs.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)