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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Community asthma initiative: Evaluation of a quality improvement program for comprehensive asthma care

E.R. Woods, U. Bhaumik, S.J. Sommer, S.I. Ziniel, A.J. Kessler, E. Chan, R.B. Wilkinson , M.N. Sesma

Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of a quality improvement (QI) program in reducing asthma emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, limitation of physical activity, patient missed school, and parent missed work.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

The family empowerment program: An interdisciplinary approach to working with multi-stressed urban families

E.N. Cleek, M. Wofsy, N. Boyd-Franklin, B. Mundy, T.J. Howell

The family empowerment program (FEP) is a multi-systemic family therapy program that partners multi-stressed families with an interdisciplinary resource team while remaining attached to a "traditional" mental health clinic.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

The SEEK model of pediatric primary care: Can child maltreatment be prevented in a low-risk population?

H. Dubowitz, W.G. Lane, J.N. Semiatin, L.S. Magder

Objective: To examine the effectiveness of the Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) model of enhanced pediatric primary care to help reduce child maltreatment in a relatively low-risk population.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Safe mom, safe baby: A collaborative model of care for pregnant women experiencing intimate partner violence

A. Kramer, J.M. Nosbusch, J. Rice

Violence during pregnancy is a national and global health-related problem. Intimate partner violence significantly increases the risk of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Other Experimental Design, Qualitative

Rural medical-legal partnership and advocacy: A three-year follow-up study

J.A. Teufel, D. Werner, D. Goffinet, W. Thorne, S.L. Brown, L. Gettinger

Introduction: Medical-legal partnerships perform advocacy services for vulnerable and underserved populations, who are burdened disproportionately by legal and medical problems.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Enhancing accurate identification of food insecurity using quality-improvement techniques

M.C. Burkhardt, A.F. Beck, P.H. Conway, R.S. Kahn, M.D. Klein

Background and Objectives: Infants who live in households experiencing food insecurity are at risk for negative health and developmental outcomes.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Environmental improvements brought by the legal interventions in the homes of poorly controlled inner-city adult asthmatic patients: A proof-of-concept study

M.M. O'Sullivan, J. Brandfield, S.S. Hoskote, S.N. Segal, L. Chug, A. Modrykamien, E. Eden

Objectives: Domestic contamination with mold, cockroaches, rodents, and dust worsens asthma severity. This violates warranty of habitability laws in most of the states, but patients often find it beyond their means to remedy their housing situation.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

The health law partnership: Adding a lawyer to the health care team reduces system costs and improves provider satisfaction

R. Pettignano, S.B. Caley, S. McLaren

Addressing the legal issues of patients of low socioeconomic status can be useful in increasing organizational reimbursements, reducing costs and improving access to care. Medical-legal partnership is an addition to the health care armamentarium that directly addresses this goal.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Addressing families' unmet social needs within pediatric primary care: The health leads model

A. Garg, M. Marino, A.R. Vikani, B.S. Solomon

The Institute of Medicine has stated that “practicing in the context of family and community” is a fundamental tenet of primary care. This is particularly important in pediatrics, where social determinants of health powerfully shape children’s well-being.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Assessing and referring adolescents' health-related social problems: Qualitative evaluation of a novel web-based approach

S.A. Wylie, A. Hassan, E.G. Krull, A.B. Pikcilingis, H.L. Corliss, E.R. Woods, E.W. Fleegler

We conducted a qualitative study to examine users' perceptions of a web-based screening and referral system for young adults with health-related social problems. The first 50 patients who used the system also took part in semi-structured interviews.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative