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 [email protected]. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter to get alerts about recent additions to the Evidence & Resource Library.

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Deploying community health workers to support medically and socially at-risk patients in a pediatric primary care population

S. Stiles, R. Thomas, A.F. Beck, N. Buzek, M. Mansour, K. Anderson
Acad Pediatr

We deployed community health workers in an urban, academic pediatric primary care system as part of an approach to family-centered, community-connected population health management.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

To strengthen the public health response to COVID-19, we need community health workers

D.O. Smith, A. Wennerstrom
Health Affairs Blog

The public health system is a critical firewall to reduce community spread of COVID-19 and to relieve the unsustainable pressure the US health care system is experiencing as a result of the pandemic.

2020

Commentaries & Blogs

Three workforce strategies to help COVID affected communities

R. Manchanda
Health Affairs Blog

An unemployed father with undiagnosed depression. An isolated grandparent with diabetes and an empty fridge. A mother worried about escalating violence from an abusive spouse. A homeless veteran unable to wash his hands.

2020

Commentaries & Blogs

Safe Start community health worker program: A multisector partnership to improve perinatal outcomes among low-income pregnant women with chronic health conditions

S.D. Cunningham, V. Riis, L. Line, M. Patti, M. Bucher, C. Durnwald, S.K. Srinivas
Am J Public Health

Safe Start is a community health worker program representing a partnership between a high-volume, inner-city, hospital-based prenatal clinic; a community-based organization; a large Medicaid insurer; and a community behavioral health organization to improve perinatal outcomes among publicly...

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post with Comparison Group

Where is the break-even point for community health workers? Using national data and local programmatic costs to find the break-even point for a metropolitan community health worker program.

T. Gurley-Calvez, J.A.R. Williams
Med Care

Background: Community health worker (CHW) programs take many forms and have been shown to be effective in improving health in several contexts. The extent to which they reduce unnecessary care is not firmly established.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

A community health worker home visit program: Facilitators and barriers of program implementation

T. Menser, C. Swoboda, C. Sieck, J. Hefner, T. Huerta, A.S. McAlearney
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Home visit programs have long been used as a means of intervention specifically among vulnerable, at-risk populations including: chronically ill, impoverished, rural, or homebound individuals.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Integrating social needs screening and community health workers in primary care: The Community Linkage to Care Program

K.P. Fiori, C.D. Rehm, D. Sanderson, S. Braganza, A. Parsons, T. Chodon, R. Whiskey, P. Bernard, M.L. Rinke
Clin Pediatr

Clinic-based social needs screening has been associated with increased access to social services and improved health outcomes. Using a pragmatic study design in an urban pediatric practice, we used logistic regression to identify factors associated with successful social service uptake.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Impact of complex care management on spending and utilization for high-need, high-cost Medicaid patients

B.W. Powers, F. Modarai, S. Palakodeti, M. Sharma, N. Mehta, S.H. Jain, V. Garg
Am J Manag Care

Objectives: Complex care management programs have emerged as a promising model to better care for high-need, high-cost patients. Despite their widespread use, relatively little is known about the impact of these programs in Medicaid populations.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

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)
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