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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Professional medical association policy statements on social health assessments and interventions

G. Gusoff, C. Fichtenberg, L.M. Gottlieb
Perm J

Background: Evidence demonstrating the link between social and economic needs and health outcomes and a concurrent shift toward value-based payment models have incentivized health care delivery system leaders to explore social and economic risk-related screening and intervention programs.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Toward addressing social determinants of health: A health care system strategy

N.L. Friedman, M.P. Banegas
Perm J

Objectives: In the US, there is growing recognition that social factors (eg, financial hardship, food insecurity, housing instability) influence individual and population health. This has led to increased efforts to address these social determinants of health (SDH) within the delivery system....

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Medical-legal partnership: Lessons from five diverse MLPs in New Haven, Connecticut

E.A. Benfer, A.R. Gluck, K.L. Kraschel
J Law Med Ethics

This article examines five different Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) associated with Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut to illustrate how MLP addresses the social determinants of poor health.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

The role of community health needs assessments in medicalizing poverty

A. Caffrey, C.Pointer, D. Steward, S. Vohra
J Law Med Ethics

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed in 2010, is considered by many to be the most significant healthcare overhaul since the 1960s, but part of its promise - improvement of population health through requirements for non-profit hospitals to provide "community benefit" -...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Measuring patients’ basic resource needs: The role of a small survey to guide operational decisions

J.F. Steiner, T.K. Kimpo, C.I. Lawton, A.T. Sterrett, A.R. Paolino, C. Zeng
Perm J

Introduction: Increasingly, health care systems use systematic surveys of their patients to identify basic resource needs such as food insecurity. Surveys of small patient samples can help these systems improve existing instruments and explore new measures.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Capturing social health data in electronic systems: A systematic review

A.Venzon, T.B. Le, K. Kim
Comput Inform Nurs

This systematic review explored the current state of social determinants of health data in electronic systems in the literature, specifically (1) how the data are currently collected, captured, and coded; (2) the modes employed to capture these data; and (3) the electronic systems used to...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Decoding social determinants of health

M. Reidhead
Missouri Hospital Association

The conversion of diagnostic coding from the ninth to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases in October 2015 created an opportunity for health care providers to identify, diagnose and document patients with social complexity in a uniform diagnostic and billing data...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Observational

Universal screening for social needs in a primary care clinic: A quality improvement approach using the your current life situation survey

K.R. Sundar
Perm J

Context: Kaiser Permanente's Care Management Institute created a screening tool, Your Current Life Situation (YCLS), which primarily is used to identify social needs for populations at risk of high health care utilization.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Identifying opportunities to improve intimate partner violence screening in a primary care system

L. Sharples, C. Nguyen, B. Singh, S. Lin
Fam Med

Background and Objectives: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a silent epidemic affecting one in three women. The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends routine IPV screening for women of childbearing age, but actual rates of screening in primary care settings are low.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Screening for toxic stress risk factors at well-child visits: The Addressing Social Key Questions for Health study

K. Selvaraj, M.J. Ruiz, J. Aschkenasy, J.D. Chang, A. Heard, M. Minier, A.D. Osta, M. Pavelack, M. Samelson, A. Schwartz, M.A. Scotellaro, A. Seo-Lee, S. Sonu, A. Stillerman, B.W. Bayldon
J Pediatr

Objectives: To determine the prevalence of and demographic characteristics associated with toxic stress risk factors by universal screening, the impact of screening on referral rates to community resources, and the feasibility and acceptability of screening in a medical home setting.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational