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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Penn Center for Community Health Workers: Step-by-step approach to sustain an evidence-based community health worker intervention at an academic medical center

A.U. Morgan, D.T. Grande, T. Carter, J.A. Long, S. Kangovi
Am J Public Health

Community-engaged researchers who work with low-income communities can be reliant on grant funding.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Addressing social determinants of health and health inequalities

N.E. Adler, M.M. Glymour, J. Fielding
JAMA

This Viewpoint on addressing social determinants of health and health inequalities provides a summary of a discussion paper developed as part of the National Academy of Medicine’s initiative on Vital Directions for Health & Health Care.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Institute of Medicine measures of social and behavioral determinants of health: A feasibility study

N.B. Giuse, T.Y. Koonce, S.V. Kusnoor, A.A. Prather, L.M. Gottlieb, L.C. Huang, S.E. Phillips, Y. Shyr, N.E. Adler, W.W. Stead
Am J Prev Med

Introduction: Social and behavioral factors are known to affect health but are not routinely assessed in medical practice. To date, no studies have assessed a parsimonious panel of measures of social and behavioral determinants of health (SBDs).

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Avoiding the unintended consequences of screening for social determinants of health

A. Garg, R. Boynton-Jarrett, P.H. Dworkin
JAMA

Screening for social determinants of health, which are the health-related social circumstances (e.g., food insecurity and inadequate or unstable housing) in which people live and work, has gained momentum as evidenced by the recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services innovation...

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Using social determinants of health data to improve health care and health: A learning report

L. DeMilto, M. Nakashian
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Social determinants have always played a fundamental role in our health and well-being, yet until recently collecting data about, and addressing these determinants has largely been done outside of health care systems.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Qualitative

Clinical interventions addressing nonmedical health determinants in Medicaid managed care

L.M. Gottlieb, K. Garcia, H. Wing, R. Manchanda
Am J Manag Care

Objectives: We aimed to examine how interventions addressing social determinants of health (SDH) have been adopted in the context of Medicaid managed care organizations (MMCOs), which serve a large proportion of patients with social and economic barriers to good health.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Screening for social determinants of health among children and families living in poverty: A guide for clinicians

E.K. Chung, B.S. Siegel, A. Garg, K. Conroy, R.S. Gross, D.A. Long, G. Lewis, C. J. Osman, M. Jo Messito, R. Wade, Jr., H. Shonna Yin, J. Cox, A.H. Fierman
Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care

Approximately 20% of all children in the United States live in poverty, which exists in rural, urban, and suburban areas.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Redesigning health care practices to address childhood poverty

A.H. Fierman, A.F. Beck, E.K. Chung, M.M. Tschudy, T.R. Coker, K.B. Mistry, B. Siegel, L.J. Chamberlain, K. Conroy, S.G. Federico, P.J. Flanagan, A. Garg, B.A. Gitterman, A.M. Grace, R.S. Gross, M.K. Hole, P. Klass, C. Kraft, A. Kuo, G. Lewis, K.S. Lobach, D. Long, C. T. Ma, M. Messito, D. Navsaria, K.R. Northrip, C. Osman, M.D. Sadof, A.B. Schickedanz, J. Cox
Acad Pediatr

Child poverty in the United States is widespread and has serious negative effects on the health and well-being of children throughout their life course.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Determinants of health and pediatric primary care practices

A.F. Beck, M.M. Tschudy, T.R. Coker, K.B. Mistry, J.E. Cox, B.A. Gitterman, L.J. Chamberlain, A.M. Grace, M.K. Hole, P.E. Klass, K.S. Lobach, C.T. Ma, D. Navsaria, K.D. Northrip, M.D. Sadof, A.N. Shah, A.H. Fierman
Pediatrics

More than 20% of children nationally live in poverty. Pediatric primary care practices are critical points-of-contact for these patients and their families.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Perspectives in primary care: A conceptual framework and path for integrating social determinants of health into primary care practice

J.E. DeVoe, A.W. Bazemore, E.K. Cottrell, S. Likumahuwa-Ackman, J. Grandmont, N. Spach, R. Gold
Ann Fam Med

The United States falls behind other industrialized nations on most health indicators and remains plagued by stark health disparities. Efforts to understand the factors underlying these persistent inequalities and other shortcomings highlight the role of social determinants of health (SDH).

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary