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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Coordination and advocacy for rural elders (CARE): A model of rural case management with veterans

C. Ritchie, D. Wieland, C. Tully, J. Rowe, R. Sims, E. Bodner
Gerontologist

Purpose: To describe a pilot initiative sponsored by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to improve the health and community tenure of frail older veterans living in rural counties 50-100 miles from two host VHA medical centers.

Publication Year:

2002

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Assessing the success of the WomanKind program: An integrated model of 24-hour health care response to domestic violence

L.M. Short, S.M. Hadley, B. Bates
Women Health

Purpose: The WomanKind program, a non-profit health care based program for for victims of domestic/intimate partner violence (IPV), seeks to enable and motivate health care providers to identify victims of such violence and refer them to WomanKind's in-house services.

Publication Year:

2002

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

An English-language clinic-based literacy program is effective for a multilingual population

M. Silverstein, L. Iverson, P. Lozano
Pediatrics

Objective: To assess the effectiveness of a clinic-based pediatric literacy intervention on a multilingual population.

Background: Clinic-based literacy interventions are effective among English- and Spanish-speaking children. No data exist for multilingual populations.

Publication Year:

2002

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Making family planning clinics an empowerment zone for rural battered women

P.M. Ulbrich, J. Stockdale
Women Health

While domestic violence in rural areas is not different in kind or incidence from that found in urban areas of the country, rural women face unique difficulties in accessing health and social services when they experience abuse.

Publication Year:

2002

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Other Experimental Design

A community-based free nursing clinic's approach to management of health problems for the uninsured: The Hepatitis C example

S.E. Van Zandt, M.I. D'Lugoff, L. Kelley
Fam Community Health

Poverty, as an outgrowth of lack of opportunity in employment, basic education, affordable housing, and racism, directly affects disparities in health status. Health care providers are challenged to identify and overcome systemic barriers to health services for the poorest patients.

Publication Year:

2002

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Association of ancillary services with primary care utilization and retention for patients with HIV/AIDS

W. Lo, T. MacGovern, J. Bradford
AIDS Care

Fenway Community Health Center (FCHC), located in Boston, Massachusetts, provides comprehensive care to persons with HIV/AIDS, including medical, mental health and other health-related services.

Publication Year:

2002

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Observational

Beyond screening for domestic violence: A systems model approach in a managed care setting

B. McCaw, W.H. Berman, S.L. Syme, E.F. Hunkeler
Am J Prev Med

Background: Implementation of screening guidelines for domestic violence has been challenging. The multifaceted "systems model" may provide an effective means to improve domestic violence screening, identification, and intervention in the healthcare setting.

Publication Year:

2001

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

A randomized, controlled trial of a simple emergency department intervention to improve the rate of primary care follow-up for patients with acute asthma exacerbations

J.M. Baren, F.S. Shofer, B. Ivey, S. Reinhard, J. DeGeus, S.A. Stahmer, R. Panettieri, J.E. Hollander
Ann Emerg Med

Study Objective: We determined whether a simple emergency department intervention improves the likelihood of primary care provider (PCP) follow-up after ED discharge for an acute asthma exacerbation.

Publication Year:

2001

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

A randomized trial of augmented prenatal care for multiple-risk, Medicaid-eligible African American women

L.V. Klerman, S.L. Ramey, R.L. Goldenberg, S. Marbury, J. Hou, S.P. Cliver
Am J Public Health

Objectives: This project investigated whether augmented prenatal care for high-risk African American women would improve pregnancy outcomes and patients' knowledge of risks, satisfaction with care, and behavior.

Publication Year:

2001

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

From concept to application: The impact of a community-wide intervention to improve the delivery of preventive services to children

P.A. Margolis, R. Stevens, W.C. Bordley, J. Stuart, C. Harlan, L. Keyes-Elstein, S. Wisseh
Pediatrics

Objective: To improve health outcomes of children, the US Maternal and Child Health Bureau has recommended more effective organization of preventive services within primary care practices and more coordination between practices and community-based agencies.

Publication Year:

2001

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational