Evidence & Resource Library

The SIREN Evidence & Resource Library has expanded to include both peer-reviewed publications and other types of resources such as webinars and screening tools/toolkits on medical and social care integration. To limit your search to peer-reviewed articles, select Peer Reviewed Research under Resource Type. If you have questions about how to use the library or suggestions about additional resources, write us at siren@ucsf.edu. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter to get alerts about recent additions to the Evidence & Resource Library.

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The importance of governmental and nongovernmental investments in public health and social services for improving community health outcomes

J.M. McCullough, S.R. Singh, J.P. Leider
J Public Health Manag

Objective: To explore whether health outcomes are influenced by both governmental social services spending and hospital provision of community health services.

2018

Peer Reviewed Research

Descriptive/Association

Adoption of social determinants of health EHR tools by community health centers

R. Gold, A. Bunce, S. Cowburn, K. Dambrun, M. Dearing, M. Middendorf, N. Mossman, C. Hollombe, P. Mahr, G. Melgar, J. Davis, L. Gottlieb, E. Cottrell
Ann Fam Med

Purpose: This pilot study assessed the feasibility of implementing electronic health record (EHR) tools for collecting, reviewing, and acting on patient-reported social determinants of health (SDH) data in community health centers (CHCs). We believe it is the first such US study.

2018

Peer Reviewed Research

Descriptive/Association, Qualitative

Employment interventions in health settings: A systematic review and synthesis

A.D. Pinto, N. Hassen, A. Craig-Neil
Ann Fam Med

Purpose: Employment is a key social determinant of health. People who are unemployed typically have worse health than those employed. Illness and disability can result in unemployment and be a barrier to regaining employment.

2018

Peer Reviewed Research

Review

Uses and misuses of patient- and neighborhood-level social determinants of health data

L.M. Gottlieb, D.E. Francis, A.F. Beck
Perm J

Health care leaders in the US are actively exploring strategies to identify and address patients’ social and economic hardships as part of high-quality clinical care.

2018

Peer Reviewed Research

Case Study

Using the law to inform empowered patient care: The story of the evolving medical-legal partnership at People's Community Clinic with Texas Legal Services Center

K. Marple
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership

The same year that People’s Community Clinic in Austin became a Federally Qualified Health Center in 2012, it began offering on-site legal services to its patients.

2018

Issue Briefs & Reports

Case Study

Implementation of routine electronic health record-based child abuse screening in general emergency departments

J. Rumball-Smith, J. Fromkin, B. Rsosenthal, D. Shane, J. Skrbin, T. Bimber, R.P. Berger
Child Abuse Negl

Background: Routine childabuse screening is an approach to early identification of abuse. Previous studies evaluated paper-based screens; the widespread use of electronic health records suggests that screening is more likely to succeed if integrated into the electronic record.

2018

Peer Reviewed Research

Descriptive/Association

Screening pediatric patients for food insecurity: A retrospective cross-sectional study of comorbidities and demographic characteristics

R. Rongstad, M. Neuman, P. Pillai, J. Birstler, L. Hanrahan
WMJ

Background: Food insecurity is a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate and nutritional food that is associated with diabetes, obesity, anxiety, depression, and behavioral disorders.

2018

Peer Reviewed Research

Descriptive/Association

Policy leadership for health care transformation

Nemours Children’s Health System, Public Health Institute
Moving Healthcare Upstream

Policy Leadership for Health Care Transformation was a year-long project of MHCU and the Public Health Institute, who collaborated throughout 2017 to identify specific institutional policies and civic engagement strategies that can be used by hospitals and health systems to codify, sustain, and...

2018

Issue Briefs & Reports

Supporting social service and health care partnerships to address health-related social needs: Case study series

Center for Health Care Strategies

Health care and community-based organizations (CBOs) across the country are increasingly working together to address social needs that may be contributing to poor health outcomes.

2018

Issue Briefs & Reports

Case Study

Permanent supportive housing: Evaluating the evidence for improving health outcomes among people experiencing chronic homelessness

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Chronic homelessness is a highly complex social problem of national importance.

2018

Issue Briefs & Reports

Review
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