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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Impact of a neighborhood-based curriculum on the helpfulness of pediatric residents' anticipatory guidance to impoverished families

F.J. Real, A.F. Beck, J.R. Spaulding, H. Sucharew, M.D. Klein
Matern Child Health J

Introduction: Neighborhood location has been shown to impact childhood health and well-being. It follows that neighborhood context-the risks and assets present within a patient's neighborhood-may be an important consideration during provision of primary care.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

More than wheezing: Incorporating social determinants into public policy to improve asthma outcomes in children

J.L. Raphael, J.D. Colvin
Pediatr Res

Efforts to improve child health in the United States have historically positioned the health care system as the focal point for transformative change.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Effects of social needs screening and in-person service navigation on child health: A randomized clinical trial

L.M. Gottlieb, D. Hessler, D. Long, E. Laves, A.R. Burns, A. Amaya, P. Sweeney, C. Schudel, N.E. Adler
JAMA Pediatr

Importance: Social determinants of health shape both children's immediate health and their lifetime risk for disease. Increasingly, pediatric health care organizations are intervening to address family social adversity.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Food insecurity and cardiovascular health in pregnant women: Results from the Food for Families Program, Chelsea, Massachusetts, 2013-2015

M.E. Morales, M.H. Epstein, D.E. Marable, S.A. Oo, S.A. Berkowitz
Prev Chronic Dis

Background: Food insecurity, uncertainty about the ability to acquire adequate food, is associated with cardiometabolic disease in pregnant women. Whether food insecurity interventions improve cardiometabolic health is unknown.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Integrating social and medical data to improve population health: Opportunities and barriers

L. Gottlieb, R. Tobey, J. Cantor, D. Hessler, N.E. Adler
Health Affairs

Recent efforts in medical settings to identify social determinants of health have focused primarily on screening for the purpose of improving care for individual patients and getting standardized data into electronic health records (EHRs).

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Penn Center for Community Health Workers: Step-by-step approach to sustain an evidence-based community health worker intervention at an academic medical center

A.U. Morgan, D.T. Grande, T. Carter, J.A. Long, S. Kangovi
Am J Public Health

Community-engaged researchers who work with low-income communities can be reliant on grant funding.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Addressing social determinants of health and health inequalities

N.E. Adler, M.M. Glymour, J. Fielding
JAMA

This Viewpoint on addressing social determinants of health and health inequalities provides a summary of a discussion paper developed as part of the National Academy of Medicine’s initiative on Vital Directions for Health & Health Care.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Institute of Medicine measures of social and behavioral determinants of health: A feasibility study

N.B. Giuse, T.Y. Koonce, S.V. Kusnoor, A.A. Prather, L.M. Gottlieb, L.C. Huang, S.E. Phillips, Y. Shyr, N.E. Adler, W.W. Stead
Am J Prev Med

Introduction: Social and behavioral factors are known to affect health but are not routinely assessed in medical practice. To date, no studies have assessed a parsimonious panel of measures of social and behavioral determinants of health (SBDs).

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Avoiding the unintended consequences of screening for social determinants of health

A. Garg, R. Boynton-Jarrett, P.H. Dworkin
JAMA

Screening for social determinants of health, which are the health-related social circumstances (e.g., food insecurity and inadequate or unstable housing) in which people live and work, has gained momentum as evidenced by the recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services innovation...

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Commentary

Using social determinants of health data to improve health care and health: A learning report

L. DeMilto, M. Nakashian
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Social determinants have always played a fundamental role in our health and well-being, yet until recently collecting data about, and addressing these determinants has largely been done outside of health care systems.

Publication Year:

2016

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Qualitative