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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Evaluating the effects of a targeted home visiting program on maternal and child health outcomes

M. Sandner, T. Cornelissen, T. Jungmann, P. Herrmann
J Health Econ

We evaluate the effects of home visiting targeted towards disadvantaged first-time mothers on maternal and child health outcomes. Our analysis exploits a randomized controlled trial and combines rich longitudinal survey data with unique administrative health data.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Intimate partner violence educational materials in the acute care setting: Acceptability and impact on female caregiver attitudes toward screening

K.A. Randell, A. Sherman, I. Walsh, D. O'Malley, M.D. Dowd
Pediatr Emerg Care

Objectives: This study aimed to determine acceptability of intimate partner violence (IPV) materials and effect of the materials on caregiver attitudes toward IPV screening.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Expenditure reductions associated with a social service referral program

Z. Pruitt, N. Emechebe, T. Quast, P. Taylor, K. Bryant
Popul Health Manag

Recent health system innovations provide encouraging evidence that greater coordination of medical and social services can improve health outcomes and reduce health care expenditures.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Provider perspectives on the collection of social determinants of health

A. Palacio, D. Seo, H. Medina, V. Singh, M. Suarez, L.Tamariz
Popul Health Manag

Social determinants of health (SDH) impact health outcomes. Medical centers have begun to collect SDH data, urged by government and scientific entities. Provider perspectives on collecting SDH are unknown.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

The clinical examination and socially at-risk populations: The examination matters for health disparities

K.A. Murphy, A. Ellison-Barnes, E.N. Johnson, L.A. Cooper
Med Clin North Am

Data from the United States show that persons from low socioeconomic backgrounds, those who are socially isolated, belong to racial or ethnic minority groups, or identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender experience health disparities at a higher rate.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Reducing emergency room visits and in-hospitalizations by implementing best practice for transitional care using innovative technology and big data

S. Hewner, S.S. Sullivan, G. Yu
Worldviews Evid Based Nurs

Background: Efforts to improve care transitions require coordination across the healthcare continuum and interventions that enhance communication between acute and community settings.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

A cost-benefit analysis of a state-funded healthy homes program for residents with asthma: Findings from the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program

M. Gomez, A.L. Reddy, S.L. Dixon, J. Wilson, D.E. Jacobs
J Public Health Manag Pract

Context: Despite considerable evidence that the economic and other benefits of asthma home visits far exceed their cost, few health care payers reimburse or provide coverage for these services.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Addressing social determinants to improve patient care and promote health equity: An American College of Physicians position paper

H. Daniel, S.S. Bornstein, G.C. Kane
Ann Intern Med

Social determinants of health are nonmedical factors that can affect a person's overall health and health outcomes. Where a person is born and the social conditions they are born into can affect their risk factors for premature death and their life expectancy.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Promoting self-management, health literacy and social capital to reduce health inequalities in older adults living in urban disadvantaged areas: Protocol of the randomised controlled trial AEQUALIS

L. Coll-Planas, S. Blancafort, X. Rojano, M. Roque, R. Monteserin
BMC Public Health

Background: Older people living in socio-economic deprived urban areas especially suffer the effects of health inequalities but have been insufficiently targeted.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Integrating data on social determinants of health into electronic health records

M.N. Cantor, L. Thorpe
Health Affairs

As population health becomes more of a focus of health care, providers are realizing that data outside of traditional clinical findings can provide a broader perspective on potential drivers of a patient's health status and can identify approaches to improving the effectiveness of care.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary