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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Geographic characteristics of loneliness in primary care

S. Tong, R.A. Mullen, C.J. Hochheimer, R.T. Sabo, W.R. Liaw, D.E. Nease Jr, A.H. Krist, J.J. Frey III
Ann Fam Med

Loneliness is associated with poor health outcomes, and there is growing attention on loneliness as a social determinant of health. Our study sought to determine the associations between community factors and loneliness.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Loneliness in primary care patients: A prevalence study

R.A. Mullen, S. Tong, R.T. Sabo, W.R. Liaw, J. Marshall, D.E. Nease Jr, A.H. Krist, J.J. Frey III
Ann Fam Med

PURPOSE: Loneliness has important health consequences. Little is known, however, about loneliness in primary care patient populations.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Determining food-insecure families' resource access with health system and public data

D. Palakshappa, D. Strane, H. Griffis, A.G. Fiks
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Families' access to local food-insecurity (FI) resources differs. This study examines how health system and public data may be combined to identify limitations in community resources designed to address FI.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Intimate partner violence

E. Miller, B. McCaw
N Engl J Med

Intimate partner violence is common, costly, and associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Research over a period of several decades has revealed the short- and long-term effects of violence on the physical and mental health and social well-being of affected persons and their children...

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Embedding an immigration legal navigator in a primary care clinic

S. Kimball, M. Maju, N. Singh, L. Sonis
Ann Fam Med

Immigration status functions as an independent social determinant of health.1 To address this issue, the Immigrant & Refugee Health Program (IRHP) hosted an AmeriCorps member whose role was to help patients navigate the complex immigration system through referrals to community immigration...

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Adjusting for social risk factors impacts performance and penalties in the hospital readmissions reduction program

K.E. Joynt Maddox, M. Reidhead, J. Hu, A.J.H. Kind, A.M. Zaslavsky, E.M. Nagasako, D.R. Nerenz
Health Serv Res

OBJECTIVE:Medicare's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) does not account for social risk factors in risk adjustment, and this may lead the program to unfairly penalize safety-net hospitals.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Modeling

From clinic to classroom: A community health center-based program to assist families in accessing pre-k in new york city

A. Hoffman, M. Stange, B. Hackley, M. Kavanaugh, H. Machuca, A. Shapiro
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Medical homes are an underused resource to promote enrollment in high-quality early education in urban areas.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Facilitators and barriers to supplemental nutrition assistance program incentive use: Findings from a clinic intervention for low-income patients

A.J. Cohen, K.E. Oatmen, M. Heisler, O.B. Hesterman, E.C. Murphy, S.M. Zick, C.R. Richardson
Am J Prev Med

INTRODUCTION: Healthy food incentives matching Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits spent on fruits and vegetables subsidize increased produce consumption among low-income individuals at risk for food insecurity and diet-related disease.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Social determinants of health priorities of state Medicaid programs

D.J. Chisola, D.L. Brook, M.S. Applegate, K.J. Kelleher
BMC Health Serv Res

BACKGROUND: Growing understanding of the influence of social determinants of health (SDH) on healthcare costs and outcomes for low income populations is leading State Medicaid agencies to consider incorporating SDH into their program design. This paper explores states' current approaches to SDH...

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design, Qualitative

Identifying patients experiencing homelessness in an electronic health record and assessing qualification for medical respite: A five-year retrospective review

D.J. Biederman, F. Modarai, J. Gamble, R. Sloane, A. Brown, S. Wilson, C. Douglas
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Our team developed a transitional care and medical respite program for people experiencing homelessness and designed a retrospective chart review study to more fully understand the unique needs of this population.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design