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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What works in inclusion health: overview of effective interventions for marginalised and excluded populations

S. Luchenski, N. Maguire, R.W. Aldridge, A. Hayward, A. Story, P. Perri, J. Withers, S. Clint, S. Fitzpatrick, N. Hewett
Lancet

Inclusion health is a service, research, and policy agenda that aims to prevent and redress health and social inequities among the most vulnerable and excluded populations.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

A bold goal: More healthy days through improved community health

T. Cordier, Y. Song, J. Cambon, G.S. Haugh, M. Steffen, P. Hardy, M. Staehly, A. Hagan, V. Gopal, P.D. Tye, A. Renda
Popul Health Manag

Humana, a large health care company, has set a goal of 20% improvement in health in the communities it serves by 2020. The metric chosen for the Bold Goal initiative was the HRQOL-4 version of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Days survey.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Other Experimental Design

How 6 organizations developed tools and processes for social determinants of health screening in primary care: An overview

K. LaForge, R. Gold, E. Cottrell, A.E. Bunce, M. Proser, C. Hollombe, K. Dambrun, D.J. Cohen, K.D. Clark
J Ambul Care Manage

Little is known about how health care organizations are developing tools for identifying/addressing patients' social determinants of health (SDH).

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

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

The impact of a social prescribing service on patients in primary care: a mixed methods evaluation

D. Carnes, R. Sohanpal, C. Frostick, S. Hull, R. Mathur, G. Netuveli, J. Tong, P. Hutt, M. Bertotti
BMC Health Serv Res

Background: Social prescribing is targeted at isolated and lonely patients. Practitioners and patients jointly develop bespoke well-being plans to promote social integration and or social reactivation.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

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