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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Reducing quality-of-care disparities in childhood asthma: La Red de Asma Infantil intervention in San Juan, Puerto Rico

M. Lara, G. Ramos-Valencia, J.A. Gonzalez-Gavillan, F. Lopez-Malpica, B. Morales-Reyes, H. Marin, M.H. Rodriguez-Sanchez, H. Mitchell

Background and Objective: Although children living in Puerto Rico have the highest asthma prevalence of all US children, little is known regarding the quality-of-care disparities they experience nor the adaptability of existing asthma evidence-based interventions to reduce these disparities.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Implementation of evidence-based employment services in specialty mental health

A.B. Hamilton, A.N. Cohen, D.L. Glover, F. Whelan, E. Chemerinski, K.P. McNagny, D. Mullins, C. Reist, M. Schubert, A.S. Young

Objective: Study a quality improvement approach for implementing evidence-based employment services at specialty mental health clinics.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design, Qualitative

Resource-limited, collaborative pilot intervention for chronically homeless, alcohol-dependent frequent emergency department users

R.P. McCormack, L.F. Hoffman, S.P. Wall, L.R. Goldfrank

We introduced case management and homeless outreach to chronically homeless, alcohol-dependent, frequent emergency department (ED) visitors using existing resources.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Effectiveness of a community health worker-led diabetes self-management education program and implications for CHW involvement in care coordination strategies

A.W. Collinsworth, M. Vulimiri, K.L. Schmidt, C.A. Snead

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a Community Health Worker (CHW)-led diabetes self-management education (DSME) program and to understand how CHWs and primary care providers (PCPs) work together to provide comprehensive diabetes care.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design, Qualitative

Connecting at-risk inpatient asthmatics to a community-based program to reduce home environmental risks: Care system redesign using quality improvement methods

A.F. Beck, J.M. Simmons, H.S. Sauers, K. Sharkey, M. Alam, C. Jones, R.S. Kahn

Introduction: Connecting patients admitted with asthma to community-based services could improve care and more efficiently allocate resources. We sought to develop and evaluate an intervention to mitigate in-home environmental hazards (eg, pests, mold) for such children.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Feasibility, acceptability and preliminary effectiveness of patient advocates for improving asthma outcomes in adults

A.J. Apter, F. Wan, S. Reisine, D.K. Bogen, C. Rand, B. Bender, I.M. Bennett, R. Gonzalez, C. Priolo, S.S. Sonnad, T. Bryant-Stephens, M. Ferguson, R.C. Boyd, T. Ten Have, J. Roy

Background: Asthmatic adults from low-income urban neighborhoods have inferior health outcomes which in part may be due to barriers accessing care and with patient-provider communication. We adapted a patient advocate (PA) intervention to overcome these barriers.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative, Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Addressing the social determinants of health within the patient-centered medical home: Lessons from pediatrics

A. Garg, B. Jack, B. Zuckerman

Socioeconomic disparities in health continue to exist, despite advances in medicine. Since the classic Whitehall studies, it has been well known that the social context in which an individual lives and works influences health.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Commentary

Collecting and applying data on social determinants of health in health care settings

L. Gottlieb, M. Sandel, N.E. Adler

Despite strong evidence linking patients' social circumstances to their health, little guidance exists for health care practitioners and institutions on addressing social needs in clinical settings.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Commentary

Doctors and lawyers collaborating to HeLP children--outcomes from a successful partnership between professions

M.D. Klein, A.F. Beck, A.W. Henize, D.S. Parrish, E.E. Fink, R.S. Kahn

Background: Clear associations exist between socioeconomic risks and health, and these risks are often amenable to legal interventions.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

How changes in Washington University's Medicare coordinated care demonstration pilot ultimately achieved savings

D. Peikes, G. Peterson, R.S. Brown, S. Graff, J.P. Lynch

As one of the initial fifteen participants in the Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration, the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis was not able to demonstrate any reduction in hospitalizations or Medicare spending for the patients it served.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article