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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More than just meds: National survey of providers’ perceptions of patients’ social, economic, environmental, and legal needs and their effect on emergency department utilization

L.I. Losonczy, D. Hsieh, C. Hahn, J. Fahimi, H. Alter
Soc Med

Introduction: Emergency departments (EDs) are the safety net for millions of patients who need to access care. Many of these patients have social needs that may influence their healthcare.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Leveraging the social determinants of health: What works?

L.A. Taylor, C.E. Coyle, C. Ndumele, E. Rogan, M. Canavan, L. Curry, E.H. Bradley
Yale Global Health Leadership Institute

Social determinants of health, which encompass social, behavioral and environmental influences on one’s health, have taken center stage in recent health policy discussions.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Review

A pilot food bank intervention featuring diabetes-appropriate food improved glycemic control among clients in three states

H.K. Seligman, C. Lyles, M.B. Marshall, K. Prendergast, M.C. Smith, A. Headings, G. Bradshaw, S. Rosenmoss, E. Waxman
Health Affairs

Food insecurity--defined as not having adequate quantity and quality of food at all times for all household members to have an active, healthy life--is a risk factor for poor diabetes control, yet few diabetes interventions address this important factor.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Embedding civil legal aid services in care for high-utilizing patients using Medical-Legal Partnerships

J. Martin, A. Martin, C. Schultz, M. Sandel
Health Affairs Blog

Mr. Jackson (not his real name) is a 42-year old man who was hospitalized three times in a seven-month period at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Commentary

Study Design:

Case Study

Supporting Social Service Delivery through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: Early State Efforts

R. Mahadevan, R. Houston
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Given the often overwhelming prevalence of social needs facing Medicaid populations, including housing, transportation, and nutrition, aligning social services and supports with health care delivery is critical.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Community health worker home visits for Medicaid-enrolled children with asthma: Effects on asthma outcomes and costs

J.D. Campbell, M. Brooks, P. Hosokawa, J. Robinson, L. Song, J. Krieger
Am J Public Health

Objectives: We sought to estimate the return on investment of a streamlined version of an evidence-based community health worker (CHW) asthma home visit program.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Material need support interventions for diabetes prevention and control: A systematic review

L.S. Barnard, D.J. Wexler, D. DeWalt, S.A. Berkowitz
Curr Diab Rep

Unmet material needs, such as food insecurity and housing instability, are associated with increased risk of diabetes and worse outcomes among diabetes patients.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Impact of a social work care coordination intervention on hospital readmission: A randomized controlled trial

L.R. Bronstein, P. Gould, S.A. Berkowitz, G.D. James , K. Marks
Soc Work

This study assessed how a social work-led care coordination intervention would reduce the within-30-day hospital readmission rate among moderate- and high-risk patients age 50 years or older.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Improving social determinants of health: effectiveness of a web-based intervention

A. Hassan, E.A. Scherer, A. Pikcilingis, E. Krull, L. McNickles, G. Marmon, E.R. Woods, E.W. Fleegler
Am J Prev Med

Introduction: Although patients who experience health-related social problems such as food insecurity are at increased risk for negative health outcomes, there are few systems for screening and intervention.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design, Qualitative

Making the social determinants of health a routine part of medical care

N. Nuruzzaman, M. Broadwin, K. Kourouma, D.P. Olson
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Though the ethical and clinical imperatives to address social and economic factors in the healthcare setting are appreciated by many, screening for conditions takes time, and the reality of limited time competes with the urgency of a clinic visit.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study