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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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)

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

Presentation 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)
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