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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Implementation and impact of an online tool used in primary care to improve access to financial benefits for patients: a study protocol

A. Aery, A. Rucchetto, A. Singer, G. Halas, G. Bloch, R. Goel, D. Raza, R.E.G. Upshur, J. Bellaire, A. Katz, A.D. Pinto
BMJ Open

Objectives: Addressing the social determinants of health has been identified as crucial to reducing health inequities. However, few evidence-based interventions exist. This study emerges from an ongoing collaboration between physicians, researchers and a financial literacy organisation.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Addressing the unmet medical and social needs of complex patients

E. Huffstetler, L. Quincy
Altarum Healthcare Value Hub

Complex patients have multiple chronic conditions and often struggle to manage them. They may have functional limitations, or a combination of vulnerabilities including social disadvantages such as homelessness, low income, behavioral health issues, or being a racial and ethnic minority.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Medical-legal partnerships at veterans affairs medical centers improved housing and psychosocial outcomes for vets

J. Tsai, M. Middleton, J. Villegas, C. Johnson, R. Retkin, A. Seidman, S. Sherman, R.A. Rosenheck
Health Affairs

Medical-legal partnerships-collaborations between legal professionals and health care providers that help patients address civil legal problems that can affect health and well-being-have been implemented at several Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers to serve homeless and low-income veterans...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Using structured and unstructured data to identify patients' need for services that address the social determinants of health

J.R. Vest, S.J. Grannis, D.P. Haut, P.K. Halverson, N. Menachemi
Int J Med Inform

Introduction: Increasingly, health care providers are adopting population health management approaches that address the social determinants of health (SDH). However, effectively identifying patients needing services that address a SDH in primary care settings is challenging.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Interventions in health settings for male perpetrators or victims of intimate partner violence

L. Tarzia, K. Forsdike, G. Feder, K. Hegarty
Trauma Violence Abuse

Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is common in patients attending health-care services and is associated with a range of health problems.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

A framework for Medicaid programs to address social determinants of health: Food insecurity and housing instability

National Quality Forum

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are among the most influential factors that affect the health of individuals. There are a growing number of initiatives to address SDOH within healthcare settings; however, many are happening in silos.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Weaving whole-person health throughout an accountable care framework: The Social ACO

I. Romm, T. Ajayi
Health Affairs Blog

Policymakers, health plans, and provider organizations are aggressively pursuing care delivery and payment reforms in an effort to reduce burgeoning health care cost growth and improve health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Addressing the social needs of hypertensive patients: The role of patient-provider communication as a predictor of medication adherence

A. Schoenthaler, G.J. Knafl, K. Fiscella, G. Ogedegbe
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes

Background: Poor medication adherence is a pervasive problem in patients with hypertension.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Measures of SES for electronic health record-based research

J.A. Casey, J. Pollak, M.M. Glymour, E.R. Mayeda, A.G. Hirsch, B.S. Schwartz
Am J Prev Med

Introduction: Although infrequently recorded in electronic health records (EHRs), measures of SES are essential to describe health inequalities and account for confounding in epidemiologic research.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Development of a screening tool enabling identification of infants and toddlers at risk of family abuse and neglect: A feasibility study from three south European countries

L. Ezpeleta, R. Perez-Robles, K.A. Fanti, V. Karveli, E. Katsimicha, G. Nikolaidis, M.Z. Hadjicharalambous, K. Hatzinikolaou
Child Care Health Dev

Background: Child abuse is a health and social problem, and few screening instruments are available for the detection of risk in primary health care.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational