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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A social work approach to policy: Implications for population health

D.P. Miller, A.R. Bazzi, H.L. Allen, M.L. Martinson, C.P. Salas-Wright, K. Jantz, K. Crevi, D.L. Rosenbloom
Am J Public Health

The substantial disparities in health and poorer outcomes in the United States relative to peer nations suggest the need to refocus health policy.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Framework for building primary care capacity to address the social determinants of health

A.D. Pinto, G. Bloch
Can Fam Physician

Problem Addressed: Family physicians have long understood that social factors influence the health of individuals and communities; however, most primary care organizations have yet to develop the capacity to specifically address these social determinants of health (SDOH).

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Integrating social determinants of health into graduate medical education: A call for action

J. Siegel, D.L. Coleman, T. James
Acad Med

Social determinants of health (SDH) are the major drivers of health and disparate health outcomes across communities and populations. Given this, the authors assert that competency in recognizing and mitigating SDH should become a vital component of graduate medical education in all specialties...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Addressing food insecurity in family medicine and medical education

S. Smith, D. Malinak, J. Chang, A. Schultz, K. Brownell
Fam Med

Background and Objectives: Food insecurity is associated with poor health outcomes, yet is not routinely addressed in health care. This study was conducted to determine if education regarding food insecurity as a health issue could modify knowledge, attitudes, and clinical behavior.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Health outcomes and costs of social work services: A systematic review

G. Steketee, A.M. Ross, M.K. Wachman
Am J Public Health

Background: Efforts to reduce expensive health service utilization, contain costs, improve health outcomes, and address the social determinants of health require research that demonstrates the economic value of health services in population health across a variety of settings.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

No equity, no Triple Aim: Strategic proposals to advance health equity in a volatile policy environment

G.W. Wilkinson, A. Sager, S. Selig, R. Antonelli, S. Morton, G. Hirsch, C.R. Lee, A. Ortiz, D. Fox, M.V. Lupi, C. Acuff, M. Wachman
Am J Public Health

Health professionals, including social workers, community health workers, public health workers, and licensed health care providers, share common interests and responsibilities in promoting health equity and improving social determinants of health-the conditions in which people live, work, play...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

The cost-effectiveness analysis of nurse-family partnership in the United States

J. Wu, K.S. Dean, Z. Rosen, P. A. Muennig
J Health Care Poor Underserved

We evaluated whether Nurse-Family Partnership might serve as a cost-effective social policy for improving health.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Modeling

Social work’s role in Medicaid reform: A qualitative study

S.S. Bachman, M. Wachman, L. Manning, A.M. Cohen, R.W. Seifert, D.K. Jones, T. Fitzgerald, R. Nuzum, P. Riley
Am J Public Health

Objectives: To critically analyze social work's role in Medicaid reform.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Integrating social determinants of health into primary care clinical and informational workflow during care transitions

S. Hewner, S. Casucci, S. Sullivan, F. Mistretta, Y. Xue, B. Johnson, R. Pratt, L. Lin, C. Fox
eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)

Context: Care continuity during transitions between the hospital and home requires reliable communication between providers and settings and an understanding of social determinants that influence recovery.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Other Experimental Design

Identifying food insecurity in health care settings: A review of the evidence

J. Torres, E. De Marchis, C. Fichtenberg, L. Gottlieb
Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network

Food insecurity (FI), or the limited access to adequate food due to a lack of money or other resources, is associated with poor health across the life-course.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Review