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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Health outcomes and costs of social work services: A systematic review

G. Steketee, A.M. Ross, M.K. Wachman
Am J Public Health

Background: Efforts to reduce expensive health service utilization, contain costs, improve health outcomes, and address the social determinants of health require research that demonstrates the economic value of health services in population health across a variety of settings.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

No equity, no Triple Aim: Strategic proposals to advance health equity in a volatile policy environment

G.W. Wilkinson, A. Sager, S. Selig, R. Antonelli, S. Morton, G. Hirsch, C.R. Lee, A. Ortiz, D. Fox, M.V. Lupi, C. Acuff, M. Wachman
Am J Public Health

Health professionals, including social workers, community health workers, public health workers, and licensed health care providers, share common interests and responsibilities in promoting health equity and improving social determinants of health-the conditions in which people live, work, play...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

The cost-effectiveness analysis of nurse-family partnership in the United States

J. Wu, K.S. Dean, Z. Rosen, P. A. Muennig
J Health Care Poor Underserved

We evaluated whether Nurse-Family Partnership might serve as a cost-effective social policy for improving health.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Modeling

Social work’s role in Medicaid reform: A qualitative study

S.S. Bachman, M. Wachman, L. Manning, A.M. Cohen, R.W. Seifert, D.K. Jones, T. Fitzgerald, R. Nuzum, P. Riley
Am J Public Health

Objectives: To critically analyze social work's role in Medicaid reform.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Integrating social determinants of health into primary care clinical and informational workflow during care transitions

S. Hewner, S. Casucci, S. Sullivan, F. Mistretta, Y. Xue, B. Johnson, R. Pratt, L. Lin, C. Fox
eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)

Context: Care continuity during transitions between the hospital and home requires reliable communication between providers and settings and an understanding of social determinants that influence recovery.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Other Experimental Design

Addressing the Unmet Medical and Social Needs of Complex Patients

E. Huffstetler, L. Quincy
Altarum Healthcare Value Hub

Complex patients have multiple chronic conditions and often struggle to manage them. They may have functional limitations, or a combination of vulnerabilities including social disadvantages such as homelessness, low income, behavioral health issues, or being a racial and ethnic minority.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Identifying food insecurity in health care settings: A review of the evidence

J. Torres, E. De Marchis, C. Fichtenberg, L. Gottlieb
Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network

Food insecurity (FI), or the limited access to adequate food due to a lack of money or other resources, is associated with poor health across the life-course.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Review

Social Determinants of Health Series: Food insecurity and the role of hospitals

Health Research & Educational Trust

This guide discusses the link between food insecurity and health issues, including chronic illness and child development, and the role of hospitals in identifying food-insecure individuals and households to help address this determinant of health.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Social Determinants of Health Series: Housing and the role of hospitals

Health Research & Educational Trust

This guide is the second guide in a series of resources from the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) and Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) on how hospitals can address the social determinants of health— such as adequate housing, quality education and access to...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Improving care for high-need, high-cost patients

Health Research & Educational Trust

A new generation of payment and delivery system reforms are aimed squarely at enhancing the value of U.S. health care. Much focus has been on a subset of the population referred to as high-need, high-cost patients.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report