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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Three emerging challenges for sustained payment and delivery system reform

M. Bailit, M. Houy, B. Waldman
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

In October 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) convened grantees and a diverse group of faculty to continue exploration of payment reform design and implementation issues.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Patients in context--EHR capture of social and behavioral determinants of health

N.E. Adler, W.W. Stead
N Engl J Med

Although social and behavioral factors influence health and mortality, such determinants are often ignored in clinical practice. A few, such as smoking and alcohol use, are commonly assessed by primary care physicians, but many others may be viewed as outside the scope of medical practice.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Commentary

Moving electronic medical records upstream: Incorporating social determinants of health

L.M. Gottlieb, K.J. Tirozzi, R. Manchanda, A.R. Burns, M.T. Sandel
Am J Prev Med

Background: Knowledge of the biological pathways and mechanisms connecting social factors with health has increased exponentially over the past 25 years, yet in most clinical settings, screening and intervention around social determinants of health are not part of standard clinical care.

Publication Year:

2015

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Comparing farmers' market revenue trends before and after the implementation of a monetary incentive for recipients of food assistance

D.A. Freedman, A. Mattison-Faye, K. Alia, M.A. Guest, J.R. Hebert
Prev Chronic Dis

INTRODUCTION: We examined the influence of an intervention to increase fruit and vegetable purchases at farmers' markets for recipients of food assistance, Shop N Save (SNS), on revenue trends at a farmers' market located at a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in rural South Carolina.

Publication Year:

2014

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

The effectiveness of food insecurity screening in pediatric primary care

W.G. Lane, H. Dubowitz, S. Feigelman, G. Poole
Int J Child Health Nutr

Background: Food insecure children are at increased risk for medical and developmental problems. Effective screening and intervention are needed.

Publication Year:

2014

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Risk adjustment for socioeconomic status or other sociodemographic factors

National Quality Forum

Risk adjustment (also known as case-mix adjustment) refers to statistical methods to control or account for patient-related factors when computing performance measure scores; methods include multivariable modeling, indirect standardization, or direct standardization.

Publication Year:

2014

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Cost-effectiveness of supported employment for veterans with spinal cord injuries

P.L. Sinnott, V. Joyce, P. Su, L. Ottomanelli, L.L. Goetz, T.H. Wagner
Arch Phys Med Rehabil

Objective: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of a supported employment (SE) intervention that had been previously found effective in veterans with spinal cord injuries (SCIs).

Publication Year:

2014

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Capturing social and behavioral domains in electronic health records: Phase 2

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies Committee on the Recommended Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures for Electronic Health Records
The National Academies Press

Determinants of health—like physical activity levels and living conditions—have traditionally been the concern of public health and have not been linked closely to clinical practice.

Publication Year:

2014

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Addressing patients' social needs: An emerging business case for provider investment

D. Bachrach, H. Pfister, K. Wallis, M. Lipson
The Commonwealth Fund

Despite growing evidence documenting the impact of social factors on health, providers have rarely addressed patients’ social needs in clinical settings.

Publication Year:

2014

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Review

Capturing social and behavioral domains in electronic health records: Phase 1

Institute of Medicine Committee on the Recommended Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures for Electronic Health Records
The National Academies Press

Substantial empirical evidence of the contribution of social and behavioral factors to functional status and the onset and progression of disease has accumulated over the past few decades.

Publication Year:

2014

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report