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, view this help document or 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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Integrating community health workers on quality improvement teams: Lessons from the field

Health Leads

Community health workers (CHWs) need to be involved in healthcare quality improvement (QI) teams and projects especially when it comes to social health integration. Engaging CHWs meaningfully on QI teams ensures healthcare systems are designed by those affected by those systems.

2020

Issue Briefs & Reports

Evidence-based community health worker program addresses unmet social needs and generates positive return on investment

S. Kangovi, N. Mitra, D. Grande, J.A. Long, D.A. Asch
Health Affairs

Interventions that address socioeconomic determinants of health are receiving considerable attention from policy makers and health care executives. The interest is fueled in part by expected returns on investment.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

From policy statement to practice: Integrating social needs screening and referral assistance with community health workers in an urban academic health center

K. Fiori, M. Patel, D. Sanderson, et al.
J Prim Care Community Health

Purpose: Social and economic factors have been shown to affect health outcomes. In particular, social determinants of health (SDH) are linked to poor health outcomes in children. Research and some professional academies support routine social needs screening during primary care visits....

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Association of care management intensity with healthcare utilization in an all-condition care management program

H.S. Lalani, P.L. Ephraim, A. Apfel, H. Yeh, N. Durkin, L. Andon, L. Dunbar, L.J. Appel, F. Hill-Briggs
Am J Manag Care

Objectives: To identify care needs among Medicaid and Medicare patients in an all-condition care management program involving case managers (CMs) and community health workers (CHWs), and to examine the relationship between intervention intensity and healthcare utilization.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Community health workers (CHW) address social determinants of health for vulnerable patients

L. Miller, A. O'Brien
Healthforce Center & Community Health Center Network

Care Neighborhood is a case management program at Community Health Center Network, which helps high-risk, high needs patients connect to local community resources and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations by addressing social needs that impact health.

2019

Webinar Slides & Recordings

A comparative effectiveness trial of two patient-centered interventions for women with unmet social needs: Personalized support for progress and enhanced screening and referral

E. Poleshuck, M. Wittink , H.F. Crean, I. Juskiewicz, E. Bell, A. Harrington, C. Cerulli
J Womens Health

Background: Despite recent widespread acceptance that unmet social needs are critically relevant to health, limited guidance exists about how best to address them in the context of women's health care delivery.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Impact of a community health worker program to support caregivers of children with special health care needs and address social determinants of health

M.A. Costich, P.J. Peretz, J.A. Davis, M.S. Stockwell, L.A. Matiz
Clin Pediatr

Few studies have evaluated the effects of a community health worker (CHW) intervention on social determinants and caregiver distress.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post without Comparison Group

Community health workers in the emergency department-can they help with chronic hypertension care

B. Foster, K. Dawood, C. Pearson, J. Manteuffel
Curr Hypertens Rep

Purpose of review: To review community health worker (CHW) interventions tailored for hypertension management and to determine if the emergency department (ED) population would benefit from such interventions.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Review

A real-world community health worker care coordination model for high-risk children

M.A. Martin, K. Perry-Bell, M. Minier, A.E. Glassgow, B.W. Van Voorhees
Health Promot Pract

Health care systems across the United States are considering community health worker (CHW) services for high-risk patients, despite limited data on how to build and sustain effective CHW programs.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Association of a care coordination model with health care costs and utilization

S.A. Berkowitz, S. Parashuram, K. Rowan, et al.
JAMA Netw Open

Importance: The Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership was created to improve care coordination across the continuum in East Baltimore, Maryland.

2018

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post with Comparison Group
CSV