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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Integrating the life course perspective into a local maternal and child health program

C. Pies, P. Parthasarathy, S. F. Posner
Matern Child Health J

For many decades, early access to prenatal care has been considered the gold standard for improving birth outcomes.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Effect of an in-clinic IPV advocate intervention to increase help seeking, reduce violence, and improve well-being

A.L. Coker, P.H. Smith, D.J. Whitaker, B. Le, T.N. Crawford, V.C. Flerx
Violence Against Women

This quasi-experimental study investigated the efficacy of clinic-based advocacy for intimate partner violence (IPV) to increase help seeking, reduce violence, and improve women's well-being.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Comparative cost analysis of housing and case management program for chronically ill homeless adults compared to usual care

A. Basu, R. Kee, D. Buchanan, L.S. Sadowski
Health Serv Res

Objective: To assess the costs of a housing and case management program in a novel sample-homeless adults with chronic medical illnesses.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Are our babies hungry? Food insecurity among infants in urban clinics

M.C. Burkhardt, A.F. Beck, R.S. Kahn, M.D. Klein
Clin Pediatr (Phila)

Background: Food insecurity (FI) is common, but studies in families with infants are rare.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Integrating social workers into medical-legal partnerships: Comprehensive problem solving for patients

J.D. Colvin, B. Nelson, K. Cronin
Soc Work

Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) integrate legal services into the health care setting to resolve legal issues that have a negative impact on patient health. These partnerships between attorneys and health care professionals have traditionally focused on physicians.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Commentary

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