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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A framework for advancing health equity and value: Policy options for reducing health inequities by transforming healthcare delivery and payment systems

S. Hernández-Cancio, E. Albritton, E. Fishman, S. Tripoli, A. Callow
Health Equity Task Force for Delivery and Payment, Families USA

This policy options paper represents a collaborative effort among state and national health equity thought leaders to catalyze much needed action to leverage health system transformation for the benefit of those whom the health system is leaving behind.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Integrating psychosocial risk factors into ongoing care: How to identify patient needs and tailor care planning to optimize outcomes

Advisory Board

Provider organizations, payers, and policymakers recognize that health care delivery is incomplete without addressing patients’ psychosocial needs, such as mental health, housing, and transportation challenges.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Evaluation of a tool to measure pharmacists' readiness to manage intimate partner violence

M. Barnard, D. West-Strum, Y. Yang, E. Holmes
Pharmacy

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health problem that demands a comprehensive health care response. Provider education and training is needed for the entire health care team, including pharmacists, to competently care for IPV-impacted patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Loneliness in Chinese older adults in primary care: Prevalence and correlates.

B.L. Zhong, X.J. Liu, W.C. Chen, H.F. Chiu, Y. Conwell
Psychogeriatrics

Background: Loneliness is a significant public health concern among older adults (OA) given its association with a wide range of adverse health outcomes. Primary care is an opportune setting to manage loneliness.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Feasibility of systematic poverty screening in a pediatric oncology referral center

D.J. Zheng, D. Shyr, C. Ma, A.C. Muriel, J. Wolfe, K. Bona
Pediatr Blood Cancer

Background: Based on the strong link between poverty and child health outcomes, both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and national pediatric oncology associations have advocated for routine clinical poverty screening.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Disparities in utilization of social determinants of health referrals among children in immigrant families

O.T. Uwemedimo, H. May
Front Pediatr

Objective: Children in immigrant families (CIF) are at elevated risk of experiencing adverse social determinants of health (SDH), particularly material hardship, which contribute to disparate health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Screening for child abuse by using a checklist and physical examinations in the emergency department led to the detection of more cases

A.H. Teeuw, R.B.J Kraan, R.R. van Rijn, P.M.M. Bossuyt, H.S.A. Heymans
Acta Paediatr

Aim: We studied the accuracy of a screening checklist (SPUTOVAMO), complete physical examination (top-to-toe inspection, TTI) and their combination in detecting child abuse in the emergency department (ED).

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Comprehensive diabetes self-management support from food banks: A randomized controlled trial

H.K. Seligman, M. Smith, S. Rosenmoss, M.B. Marshall, E. Waxman
Am J Public Health

Objectives: To determine whether food bank provision of self-management support and diabetes-appropriate food improves glycemic control among clients with diabetes.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Medical-legal partnership in Western North Carolina: Addressing social determinants of health through team-based care

A.S. Salter, G.T. Anderson, J. Gettinger, S. Stigleman
N C Med J

Having an attorney on a health care team helps address patients' social determinants of health. Through a medical-legal partnership, Pisgah Legal Services provides an attorney embedded within the Mountain Area Health Education Center clinical practices.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Nine lessons for leaders of health and human services integration initiatives (and for the grantmakers that want them to succeed)

M. Udow-Phillips, K. O'Grady, P. Meadows
Health Affairs Blog

Collectively addressing the environmental and social factors that influence health, a process known as health and human services integration, is not a new concept in the United States, but our understanding of the value of integration is far ahead of our implementation of integration.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary