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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Higher perceived clinic capacity to address patients' social needs associated with lower burnout in primary care providers

J.N. Olayiwola, R. Willard-Grace, K. Dube, D. Hessler, R. Shunk, K. Grumbach, L. Gottlieb
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Purpose: Primary care physicians (PCP) experience high rates of professional burnout. These symptoms may be magnified in underserved populations. This study explores relationships between clinic capacity to address patients' social needs (SN) and PCP burnout.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Successes, challenges, and considerations for integrating referral into food insecurity screening in pediatric settings

M. Knowles, S. Khan, D. Palakshappa, R. Cahill, E. Kruger, B.G. Poserina, B. Koch, M. Chilton
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Food insecurity, lack of access to enough food for an active and healthy life, is associated with poor child health. Three pediatric clinics implemented a two-question food insecurity screening of 7,284 families with children younger than five years.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Transformation of a pediatric primary care waiting room: Creating a bridge to community resources

A.W. Henize, A.F. Beck, M.D. Klein, J. Morehous, R.S. Kahn
Matern Child Health J

Introduction: Children and families living in poverty frequently encounter social risks that significantly affect their health and well-being.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

From cultural to structural competency--training psychiatry residents to act on social determinants of health and institutional racism

H. Hansen, J. Braslow, R.M. Rohrbaugh
JAMA Psychiatry

Psychiatrists in training launch their careers in a time of inequalities and structural barriers to their patients’ health. Many believe that the uncertain funding and regulation of the US health care system and a frayed social safety net have led to a crisis in mental health care.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Homelessness and emergency medicine: Where do we go from here?

K.M. Doran, M.C. Raven
Acad Emerg Med

In many emergency departments (EDs) around the country, providers care for patients experiencing homelessness on every single shift.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Effect of evidence-based supported employment vs transitional work on achieving steady work among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: A randomized clinical trial

L.L. Davis, T.C. Kyriakides, A.M. Suris, L.A. Ottomanelli, L. Mueller, P.E. Parker, S.G. Resnick, R. Toscano, A.A. Scrymgeour, R.E. Drake
JAMA Psychiatry

Importance: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often interferes with a person's ability to obtain or sustain employment, which leads to premature exit from the labor force and reduced income.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Prevalence of housing problems among community health center patients

T.P. Baggett, S.A. Berkowitz, V. Fung, J.M. Gaeta
JAMA

In 2016, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program provided primary care to more than 25 million medically underserved patients through a nationwide network of community health center (CHC), health care for the homeless, migrant health center, and public...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Enabling sustainable investment in social interventions: A review of Medicaid Managed Care rate-setting tools

D. Bachrach, J. Guyer, S. Meier, J. Meerschaert, S. Brandel
The Commonwealth Fund

Issue: It is widely recognized that social factors, such as unstable housing and lack of healthy food, have a substantial impact on health outcomes and spending, particularly with respect to lower-income populations.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Teaching the social determinants of health: A path to equity or a road to nowhere?

M. Sharma, A.D. Pinto, A.K. Kumagai
Acad Med

Medical schools are increasingly called to include social responsibility in their mandates. As such, they are focusing their attention on the social determinants of health (SDOH) as key drivers in the health of the patients and communities they serve.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Unstable housing and caregiver and child health in renter families

M. Sandel, R. Sheward, S. Ettinger de Cuba, S.M. Coleman, D.A. Frank, M. Chilton, M. Black, T. Heeren, J. Pasquariello, P. Casey, E. Ochoa, D. Cutts
Pediatrics

Objectives: To evaluate how 3 forms of housing instability relate to caregiver and child health among low-income renter households.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational