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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Patterns of collaboration among health care and social services providers in communities with lower health care utilization and costs

A.L. Brewster, M.A. Brault, A.X. Tan, L.A. Curry, E.H. Bradley
Health Serv Res

Objective: To understand how health care providers and social services providers coordinate their work in communities that achieve relatively low health care utilization and costs for older adults.

Study Setting: Sixteen Hospital Service Areas (HSAs) in the United States.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Improving the healthcare response to domestic violence and abuse in sexual health clinics: Feasibility study of a training, support and referral intervention

A.H. Sohal, N. Pathak, S. Blake, V. Apea, J. Berry, J. Bailey, C. Griffiths, G. Feder
Sex Transm Infect

Objectives: Sexual health and gynaecological problems are the most consistent and largest physical health differences between abused and non-abused female populations. Sexual health services are well placed to identify and support patients experiencing domestic violence and abuse (DVA).

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Developing and implementing a food insecurity screening initiative for patients living with diabetes

B. Thomas, S. Fitzpatrick, S. Sidani, E. Gucciardi
Can J Diabetes

Objectives: Routine food insecurity screening is recommended in diabetes care to inform more tailored interventions that better support diabetes self-management among food-insecure patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Community health workers bring cost savings to patient-centered medical homes

M.L. Moffett, A. Kaufman, A. Bazemore
J Community Health

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model demonstrated that processes of care can be improved while unnecessary care, such as preventable emergency department utilization, can be reduced through better care coordination.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Hospital readmission and social risk factors identified from physician notes

A.S. Navathe, F. Zhong, V.J. Lei, F.Y. Chang, M. Sordo, M. Topaz, S.B. Navathe, R.A. Rocha, L. Zhou
Health Serv Res

Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of seven social factors using physician notes as compared to claims and structured electronic health records (EHRs) data and the resulting association with 30-day readmissions.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Leveraging housing vouchers to address health disparities

D.R.B. Miles, B. Samuels, C.E. Pollack
Am J Public Health

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ recently announced Accountable Health Communities (AHC) model aims to better integrate social needs into the clinical realm.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Screening for food insecurity in pediatric clinical settings: Opportunities and barriers

E. Barnidge, G. LaBarge, K. Krupsky, J. Arthur
J Community Health

Food insecurity is a serious health concern among children in the United States with 15.3 million children living in food insecure households.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Participation in a farmers' market fruit and vegetable prescription program at a federally qualified health center improves hemoglobin A1C in low income uncontrolled diabetics

R. Bryce, C. Guajardo, D. Ilarraza, N. Milgrom, D. Pike, K. Savoie, F. Valbuena, L.R Miller-Matero
Prev Med Rep

Fruit and vegetable prescription programs have been shown to increase consumption of fresh produce, but whether they have an impact on medical outcomes is unknown.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

A national insurer goes local: Emerging strategies for integrating health and housing

C.P. Scally, E. Waxman, R. Gourevitch
The Urban Institute

UnitedHealthcare provides health insurance benefits to more than 40 million people across the country.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Case Study

Use of community health workers and patient navigators to improve cancer outcomes among patients served by federally qualified health centers: A systematic literature review

K.B. Roland, E.L. Milliken, E.A. Rohan, A. DeGroff, S. White, S. Melillo, W.E. Rorie, C.C. Signes, P.A. Young
Health Equity

Introduction: In the United States, disparities in cancer screening, morbidity, and mortality are well documented, and often are related to race/ethnicity and socioeconomic indicators including income, education, and healthcare access.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review