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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Time after time--Health policy implications of a three-generation case study

C. Sayer, T.H. Lee
N Engl J Med

Conventional wisdom holds that the redesign of health care requires stepping back from the issues of individual patients and analyzing patterns of outcomes and costs for large patient populations.

Publication Year:

2014

Resource Type:

Commentary

Study Design:

Case Study

A state policy framework for integrating health and social services

T. McGinnis, M. Crawford, S.A. Somers
Commonwealth Fund

Recognizing that health is determined by a variety of interrelated factors, states are looking to connect health care, public health, and social services to help achieve improved population health, better care, and reduced cost of care.

Publication Year:

2014

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Positively impacting social determinants of health: How safety net health plans lead the way

The Menges Group
Association for Community Affiliated Plans

This report seeks to follow the five key areas of social determinants as outlined by Healthy People 2020, an initiative by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Publication Year:

2014

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Review

A farmers' market at a federally qualified health center improves fruit and vegetable intake among low-income diabetics

D.A. Freedman, S.K. Choi, T. Hurley, E. Anadu, J.R. Hebert
Prev Med

OBJECTIVE: A 22-week federally qualified health center (FQHC)-based farmers' market (FM) and personal financial incentive intervention designed to improve access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables (FVs) among low-income diabetics in rural South Carolina was evaluated.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Sociodemographic data collection for health equity measurement: A mixed methods study examining public opinions

M. Kirst, K. Shankardass, S. Bomze, A. Lofters, C, Quinonez
Int J Equity Health

Monitoring inequalities in healthcare is increasingly being recognized as a key first step in providing equitable access to quality care. However, the detailed sociodemographic data that are necessary for monitoring are currently not routinely collected from patients in many jurisdictions.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

Examining health care costs among MANNA clients and a comparison group

J. Gurvey, K. Rand, S. Daugherty, C. Dinger, J. Schmeling, N. Laverty
J Prim Care Community Health

Chronically ill populations have a strong need for quality public health nutrition services to aid in disease management and improve health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Food insecure families: Description of access and barriers to food from one pediatric primary care center

T.L. DeMartini, A.F. Beck, R.S. Kahn, M.D. Klein
J Community Health

Despite evidence that food insecurity negatively impacts child health, health care providers play little role in addressing the issue.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

The role of advocacy in occasioning community and organizational change in a medical-legal partnership

K.D. Anderson-Carpenter, V. Collie-Akers, J.D. Colvin, K. Cronin
J Prev Interv Community

Health disparities among low-income individuals remain a significant problem. A number of social determinants are associated with adverse health outcomes. Medical-legal partnerships address legal concerns of low-income individuals to improve health and wellness in adults and children.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Observational

Addressing social determinants of health in the adolescent medical home

T.E. Baer, L. Gottlieb, M. Sandel
Curr Opin Pediatric

Purpose of Review: To provide a framework for addressing the social determinants of health (SDH) in the adolescent medical home.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Review

Dosage effect of prenatal home visiting on pregnancy outcomes in at-risk, first-time mothers

N.K. Goyal, E.S. Hall, J.K. Meinzen-Derr, R.S. Kahn, J.A. Short, J.B. Van Ginkel, R.T. Ammerman
Pediatrics

Background and Objective: Home visiting programs seek to improve care management for women at high risk for preterm birth (<37 weeks). Our objective was to evaluate the effect of home visiting dosage on preterm birth and small for gestational age (SGA) infants.

Publication Year:

2013

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational