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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Integrating community health workers into medical homes

E.A. Rogers, S.T. Manser, J. Cleary, A.M. Joseph, E.M. Harwood, K.T. Call
Ann Fam Med

Purpose: Though evidence supports the value of community health workers (CHWs) in chronic disease self-management support, and authorities have called for expanding their roles within patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), few PCMHs in Minnesota have incorporated these health workers into...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Using community partnerships to integrate health and social services for high-need, high-cost patients

R. Amarashingham, B. Xie, A. Karam, N. Nguyen, B. Kapoor
Commonwealth Fund

Issue: Our health care and social services delivery systems are not well-equipped to effectively manage patients with multiple chronic diseases and complex social needs such as food, housing, or substance abuse services.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

The influence of financial strain on health decision-making

O.K. Nguyen, R.T Higashi, A.N. Makam, J.C. Mijares, S.C. Lee
J Gen Intern Med

Despite increasing attention on addressing unmet social needs to improve chronic disease management,patient perspectives on which social needs are most important and how these needs affect health are lacking.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Multisector partnerships need further development to fulfill aspirations for transforming regional health and well-being

B. Siegel, J. Erickson, B. Milstein, K.E. Pritchard
Health Affairs

Regional multisector partnerships involving stakeholders in areas such as public health, health care, education, housing, and others are growing in number. These partnerships are pursuing increasingly comprehensive strategies to transform health and well-being in their communities.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

Cross-sectoral partnerships by area agencies on aging: Associations with health care use and spending

A.L. Brewster, S. Kunkel, J. Straker, L.A. Curry
Health Affairs

Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)-which coordinate social services for older adults in communities across the US-regularly address social determinants of health, sometimes in partnership with other social services and health care organizations.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Health center-based medical-legal partnerships: Where they are, how they work, and how they are funded

A. Williamson, J. Trott, M. Regenstein
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership

The integration of legal services in health centers through MLP has the potential to resolve some of the most intractable social problems that our nation’s vulnerable and underserved patients face.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Accelerating the implementation of social determinants of health interventions in internal medicine

E. Byhoff, K.M. Freund, A. Garg
J Gen Intern Med

As income disparities widen, health at the individual and population levels continue to diverge across the socioeconomic spectrum.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

What works in inclusion health: overview of effective interventions for marginalised and excluded populations

S. Luchenski, N. Maguire, R.W. Aldridge, A. Hayward, A. Story, P. Perri, J. Withers, S. Clint, S. Fitzpatrick, N. Hewett
Lancet

Inclusion health is a service, research, and policy agenda that aims to prevent and redress health and social inequities among the most vulnerable and excluded populations.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

A bold goal: More healthy days through improved community health

T. Cordier, Y. Song, J. Cambon, G.S. Haugh, M. Steffen, P. Hardy, M. Staehly, A. Hagan, V. Gopal, P.D. Tye, A. Renda
Popul Health Manag

Humana, a large health care company, has set a goal of 20% improvement in health in the communities it serves by 2020. The metric chosen for the Bold Goal initiative was the HRQOL-4 version of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Days survey.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Other Experimental Design

How 6 organizations developed tools and processes for social determinants of health screening in primary care: An overview

K. LaForge, R. Gold, E. Cottrell, A.E. Bunce, M. Proser, C. Hollombe, K. Dambrun, D.J. Cohen, K.D. Clark
J Ambul Care Manage

Little is known about how health care organizations are developing tools for identifying/addressing patients' social determinants of health (SDH).

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study