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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Emerging strategies for integrating health and housing: Innovations to sustain, expand, and replicate

C.P. Scally, E. Waxman, R. Gourevitch, S. Adeeyo
Urban Institute

For decades, housing professionals, public health officials, and city leaders have recognized the link between people’s homes and their health and well-being.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Case Study

Strategies to strengthen health and housing partnerships through Medicaid to improve health care for individuals experiencing homelessness

H. Dorr, C. Townley
National Academy for State Health Policy

Individuals experiencing homelessness are disproportionately impacted by chronic medical and behavioral health conditions, and many of these individuals lack health insurance or a usual source of care.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Information sharing in Medical-Legal Partnerships: Foundational concepts and resources

J. Hyatt Thorpe, L. Cartwright-Smith, E. Gray, M. Mongeon
The National Center for Medical Legal Partnership

This brief is intended for use by participants in Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) as an overview and analysis of the legal issues relevant to interdisciplinary information sharing.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Effective care for high-needs patients: Opportunities for improving outcomes, value, and health

P. Long, M. Abrams, A. Milstein, G. Anderson, K. Lewis Apton, M. Lund Dahlberg, D. Whicher
National Academy of Medicine

Today, the top 1 percent of patients account for more than 20 percent of health care expenditures, and the top 5 percent account for nearly half of the nation’s spending on health care.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Review

Screening for social determinants of health in Michigan health centers

E. Byhoff, A.J. Cohen, M.C. Hamati, J. Tatko, M.M. Davis, R. Tipirneni
J Am Board Fam Med

Objective: Through an academic-community partnership with a statewide consortium of health centers (HCs) in Michigan, we characterize the current scope of screening for social determinants of health (SDH).

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Developing electronic health record (EHR) strategies related to health center patients' social determinants of health

R. Gold, E. Cottrell, A. Bunce, M. Middendorf, C. Hollombe, S. Cowburn, P. Mahr, G. Melgar
J Am Board Fam Med

Background: “Social determinants of heath” (SDHs) are nonclinical factors that profoundly affect health.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

A social needs assessment tool for an urban Latino population

B.A. Careyva, R. Hamadani, T. Friel, C.A. Coyne
J Community Health

Unmet social needs contribute significantly to health outcomes, yet they are not routinely assessed in health care settings. Identifying modifiable social needs and feasible tools to assess them may improve health and decrease costs.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Leveraging technology to find solutions to patients’ unmet social needs

S. Klein, M. Hostetter
The Commonwealth Fund

Just as Yelp enables people to find and rate restaurants willing to deliver Chinese food at 2 a.m., several technology vendors are helping health care providers and their patients find local resources such as food banks and housing agencies and evaluate their effectiveness.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

In focus: Creating pathways and partnerships to address patients’ social needs

M. Hostetter, S. Klein
The Commonwealth Fund

Although health care professionals have long understood that social factors, including food insecurity and unstable housing, have an outsized effect on health, many have lacked the resources and financial incentives to intervene.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Adding social determinant data changes children's hospitals' readmissions performance

M.R. Sills, M. Hall, G.J. Cutler, J.D. Colvin, L.M. Gottlieb, M.L. Macy, J.L. Bettenhausen, R.B. Morse, E.S. Fieldston, J.L. Raphael, K.A. Auger, S.S. Shah
J Pediatr

Objectives: To determine whether social determinants of health (SDH) risk adjustment changes hospital-level performance on the 30-day Pediatric All-Condition Readmission (PACR) measure and improves fit and accuracy of discharge-level models.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational