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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Evaluation of raising adolescent families together program: A medical home for adolescent mothers and their children

J.E. Cox, M.P. Buman, E.R. Woods, O. Famakinwa, S.K. Harris
Am J Public Health

Objectives: This study described a medical home model for adolescent mothers and their children, and their 1- and 2-year preventive care, repeat pregnancy, and psychosocial outcomes.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Patient navigation for breast and colorectal cancer treatment: A randomized trial

K. Fiscella, E. Whitley, S. Hendren, P. Raich, S. Humiston, P. Winters, P. Jean-Pierre, P. Valverde, W. Thorland, R. Epstein
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev

Background: There is limited high-quality evidence about the impact of patient navigation (PN) on outcomes for patients with diagnosed cancer.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Assessing and referring adolescents' health-related social problems: Qualitative evaluation of a novel web-based approach

S.A. Wylie, A. Hassan, E.G. Krull, A.B. Pikcilingis, H.L. Corliss, E.R. Woods, E.W. Fleegler
J Telemed Telecare

We conducted a qualitative study to examine users' perceptions of a web-based screening and referral system for young adults with health-related social problems. The first 50 patients who used the system also took part in semi-structured interviews.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

The impact of critical time intervention in reducing psychiatric rehospitalization after hospital discharge

A. Tomita, D.B. Herman
Psychiatr Serv

Objectives: This study examined the impact of critical time intervention (CTI) in reducing rehospitalization among formerly homeless individuals with severe and persistent mental illness after discharge from inpatient psychiatric treatment.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Pilot study of impact of medical-legal partnership services on patients' perceived stress and wellbeing

A.M. Ryan, R.M. Kutob, E. Suther, M. Hansen, M. Sandel
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) bring legal services into health care settings to address patients' unmet legal needs. This pilot project examined whether MLP services impact patients' perceptions of stress and wellbeing.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Resident confidence addressing social history: Is it influenced by availability of social and legal resources?

J.K. O'Toole, M.C. Burkhardt, L.G. Solan, L. Vaughn, M.D. Klein
Clin Pediatr (Phila)

Background: Pediatric residency clinics caring for underserved populations are often staffed with varying levels of social and legal resources, though their effects on residents' knowledge and practice have not been studied.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Community health centers: Leveraging the social determinants of health

Institute for Alternative Futures

There are important opportunities for health care to increase its impact on health and wellbeing by leveraging the “social determinants of health” (SDH) – i.e., the social, economic, and physical conditions that underlie and shape health.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Case Study, Review

Sociodemographic data collection in healthcare settings: An examination of public opinions

A.K. Lofters, K. Shankardass, M. Kirst, C. Quinonez
Med Care

Background: Federal, provincial, and municipal organizations in Canada have recently begun to promote an equity agenda for their health systems, but much of the necessary data by which to identify those with social disadvantage are not currently collected.

Publication Year:

2011

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Development of a tool to identify poverty in a family practice setting: A pilot study

V. Brcic, C. Eberdt, J. Kaczorowski
International Journal of Family Medicine

Objective: The goal of this pilot study was to develop and field-test questions for use as a poverty case-finding tool to assist primary care providers in identifying poverty in clinical practice.

Publication Year:

2011

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

The feasibility and acceptability of a home-visitation, asthma education program in a rural, Latino/a population

J.M. Postma, K. Smalley, V. Ybarra, G. Kieckhefer
J Asthma

Objectives: The effectiveness of community health worker-delivered interventions to decrease environmental triggers for asthma in the home has been well documented in urban populations, but has had little evaluation in rural, Latino/a families.

Publication Year:

2011

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design