Evidence & Resource Library

The SIREN Evidence & Resource Library has expanded to include both peer-reviewed publications and other types of resources such as webinars and screening tools/toolkits on medical and social care integration. To limit your search to peer-reviewed articles, select Peer Reviewed Research under Resource Type. If you have questions about how to use the library or suggestions about additional resources, write us at siren@ucsf.edu. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter to get alerts about recent additions to the Evidence & Resource Library.

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Collecting and applying data on social determinants of health in health care settings

L. Gottlieb, M. Sandel, N.E. Adler
JAMA Intern Med

Despite strong evidence linking patients' social circumstances to their health, little guidance exists for health care practitioners and institutions on addressing social needs in clinical settings.

2013

Commentaries & Blogs

Doctors and lawyers collaborating to HeLP children--outcomes from a successful partnership between professions

M.D. Klein, A.F. Beck, A.W. Henize, D.S. Parrish, E.E. Fink, R.S. Kahn
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Background: Clear associations exist between socioeconomic risks and health, and these risks are often amenable to legal interventions.

2013

Peer Reviewed Research

Case Study

Early lessons from an initiative on Chicago's South Side to reduce disparities in diabetes care and outcomes

M.E. Peek, A.E. Wilkes, T.S. Roberson, A.P. Goddu, R.S. Nocon, H. Tang, M.T. Quinn, K.K. Bordenave, E.S. Huang, M.H. Chin
Health Affairs

Interventions to improve health outcomes among patients with diabetes, especially racial or ethnic minorities, must address the multiple factors that make this disease so pernicious.

2012

Peer Reviewed Research

Descriptive/Association

Health care providers' attention to food insecurity in households with children

A.T. Hoisington , M.T. Braverman, D.E. Hargunani, E.J. Adams, C.L. Alto
Prev Med

Objective: To determine the extent to which physicians and nurse practitioners monitor household food insecurity (FI) of families with children, and to examine factors that influence FI monitoring.

2012

Peer Reviewed Research

Descriptive/Association

How changes in Washington University's Medicare coordinated care demonstration pilot ultimately achieved savings

D. Peikes, G. Peterson, R.S. Brown, S. Graff, J.P. Lynch
Health Affairs

As one of the initial fifteen participants in the Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration, the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis was not able to demonstrate any reduction in hospitalizations or Medicare spending for the patients it served.

2012

Peer Reviewed Research

Community asthma initiative: Evaluation of a quality improvement program for comprehensive asthma care

E.R. Woods, U. Bhaumik, S.J. Sommer, S.I. Ziniel, A.J. Kessler, E. Chan, R.B. Wilkinson, M.N. Sesma
Pediatrics

Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of a quality improvement (QI) program in reducing asthma emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, limitation of physical activity, patient missed school, and parent missed work.

2012

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post without Comparison Group

The family empowerment program: An interdisciplinary approach to working with multi-stressed urban families

E.N. Cleek, M. Wofsy, N. Boyd-Franklin, B. Mundy, T.J. Howell
Fam Process

The family empowerment program (FEP) is a multi-systemic family therapy program that partners multi-stressed families with an interdisciplinary resource team while remaining attached to a "traditional" mental health clinic.

2012

Peer Reviewed Research

Case Study

The SEEK model of pediatric primary care: Can child maltreatment be prevented in a low-risk population?

H. Dubowitz, W.G. Lane, J.N. Semiatin, L.S. Magder
Acad Pediatr

Objective: To examine the effectiveness of the Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) model of enhanced pediatric primary care to help reduce child maltreatment in a relatively low-risk population.

2012

Peer Reviewed Research

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Safe mom, safe baby: A collaborative model of care for pregnant women experiencing intimate partner violence

A. Kramer, J.M. Nosbusch, J. Rice
J Perinat Neonatal Nurs

Violence during pregnancy is a national and global health-related problem. Intimate partner violence significantly increases the risk of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.

2012

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post with Comparison Group, Qualitative, Case Study

Enhancing accurate identification of food insecurity using quality-improvement techniques

M.C. Burkhardt, A.F. Beck, P.H. Conway, R.S. Kahn, M.D. Klein
Pediatrics

Background and Objectives: Infants who live in households experiencing food insecurity are at risk for negative health and developmental outcomes.

2012

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post without Comparison Group
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