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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Inclusion and exclusion criteria for complex care programs: Survey of approaches

Center for Health Care Strategies

Around the country, innovative health care organizations are developing programs to better coordinate care for people with complex medical, behavioral health, and social needs.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

The best year of Angela's life

K.R. Sundar
Perm J

Using a patient story, this narrative demonstrates why health care organizations, specifically primary care clinics, should strive to identify and to address social needs.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Health care steps up to social determinants of health: Current context

L. Solomon, M.H. Kanter
Perm J

The social determinants of health are a major focus for Kaiser Permanente and the broader US health care system.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

How to pay for it: Financing community health workers in Transitions Clinics

L. Hogan, T. Macdonald Mendez
California Health Care Foundation

The Transitions Clinic model is an evidence-based program designed to serve people with chronic diseases who have recently been released from incarceration.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Case Study

Interventions to address basic resource needs in Kaiser Permanente: A care continuum and an outcomes wheel

J.F. Steiner, J. Bellows, M.P. Banegas, L.M. Gottlieb
Perm J

As Kaiser Permanente develops interventions to help members address basic resource needs such as food, housing, utilities, and transportation, the organization is concurrently developing a framework for program implementation, outcomes assessment, and interventions dissemination.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Effect of community health worker support on clinical outcomes of low-income patients across primary care facilities A randomized clinical trial

S. Kangovi, N. Mitra, L. Norton, R. Harte, X. Zhao, T. Carter, D. Grande, J.A. Long
JAMA Intern Med

Importance: Addressing the social determinants of health has been difficult for health systems to operationalize.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Evaluation of the learning to integrate neighborhoods and clinical care project: Findings from implementing a new lay role into primary care teams to address social determinants of health

C. Hsu, E. Hertel, E. Johnson, C. Cahill, P. Lozano, T. R. Ross, K. Ehrlich, K. Coleman, J. BlueSpruce, A. Cheadle, J. Matthys, M. Chapdelaine, M. Gray, J. Tufte, M. Robbins

Introduction: Health systems increasingly recognize the impact of social determinants of health such as access to housing, transportation, and nutritious food.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Professional medical association policy statements on social health assessments and interventions

G. Gusoff, C. Fichtenberg, L.M. Gottlieb
Perm J

Background: Evidence demonstrating the link between social and economic needs and health outcomes and a concurrent shift toward value-based payment models have incentivized health care delivery system leaders to explore social and economic risk-related screening and intervention programs.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Toward addressing social determinants of health: A health care system strategy

N.L. Friedman, M.P. Banegas
Perm J

Objectives: In the US, there is growing recognition that social factors (eg, financial hardship, food insecurity, housing instability) influence individual and population health. This has led to increased efforts to address these social determinants of health (SDH) within the delivery system....

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Medical-legal partnership: Lessons from five diverse MLPs in New Haven, Connecticut

E.A. Benfer, A.R. Gluck, K.L. Kraschel
J Law Med Ethics

This article examines five different Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) associated with Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut to illustrate how MLP addresses the social determinants of poor health.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study