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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Disconnected relationships between primary care and community-based health and social services and system navigation for older adults: A qualitative descriptive study

R. Valaitis, L. Cleghorn, J. Ploeg, C. Risdon, D. Mangin, L. Dolovich, G. Agarwal, D. Oliver, J. Gaber, H. Chung
BMC Fam Pract

There are gaps in knowledge and understanding about the relationships between primary care and community-based health and social services in the context of healthy aging at home and system navigation.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Improving the healthcare response to domestic violence and abuse in UK primary care: Interrupted time series evaluation of a system-level training and support programme

A.H. Sohal, G. Feder, K. Boomla, A. Dowrick, R. Hooper, A. Howell, M. Johnson, N. Lewis
BMC Med

It is unknown whether interventions known to improve the healthcare response to domestic violence and abuse (DVA)-a global health concern-are effective outside of a trial.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

"From taboo to routine": A qualitative evaluation of a hospital-based advocacy intervention for domestic violence and abuse

S. Dheensa, G. Halliwell, J. Daw, S.K. Jones, G. Feder
BMC Health Serv Res

Health services are often the first point of professional contact for people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. We report on the evaluation of a multi-site, hospital-based advocacy intervention for survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Investing resources to address social factors affecting health: The essential role of social prescribing

A. Jani, M. Bertotti, A. Lazzari, C. Drinkwater, F. Addarii, J. Conibear, M. Gray
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

The evidence around addressing social factors related to health is robust and we have known about the importance of tackling these issues for many decades.

2020

Commentaries & Blogs

Effectiveness of community-links practitioners in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation

S.W. Mercer, B. Fitzpatrick, L. Grant, N.R. Chng, A. McConnachie, A. Bakhshi, G. James-Rae, C.A. O'Donnell, S. Wyke
Ann Fam Med

Purpose: To assess the effect of a primary care-based community-links practitioner (CLP) intervention on patients' quality of life and well-being. METHODS: Quasi-experimental cluster-randomized controlled trial in socioeconomically deprived areas of Glasgow, Scotland.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post with Comparison Group

Integrating legal services with primary care: The Health Justice Program

G. Drozdzal, R. Shoucri, J. Macdonald, K. Radford, A.D. Pinto, N. Persaud
Can Fam Physician

The Health Justice Program (HJP) aims to bridge the gap between social determinants of health knowledge and practice through a multi-partner medical-legal program informed by the MLP model.

2019

Commentaries & Blogs

Other Study Design

Homeless status documentation at a metropolitan hospital emergency department

S.J. Lee, P. Thomas, H. Newnham, J. Freidin, C. Smith, J. Lowthian, F. Borghmans, R.A. Gocentas, D. De Silva, S. Stafrace
Emerg Med Australas

Objective: This study compared the prevalence of homelessness in consecutive patients presenting to a metropolitan hospital ED measured via a prospective housing screen with the prevalence of homelessness determined via retrospective audit of hospital data.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

A qualitative study examining stakeholder perspectives of a local child abuse program in community emergency departments

G. Tiyyagura, P. Schaeffer, M. Gawel, J.M. Leventhal, M. Auerbach, A.G. Asnes
Acad Pediatr

Objectives: Emergency Department (ED) providers may fail to recognize or report child abuse and/or neglect (CAN).

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Access to resources in the community through navigation: Protocol for a mixed-methods feasibility study

S. Dahrouge, A. Gauthier, F. Chiocchio, J. Presseau, C. Kendall, M. Lemonde, M.H. Chomienne, A. Perna, D. Toal-Sullivan, R.A. Devlin, P. Timony, D. Prud'homme
JMIR Res Protoc

Background: Community-based health and social resources can help individuals with complex health and social needs achieve their health goals.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Screening for poverty and intervening in a primary care setting: An acceptability and feasibility study

A.D. Pinto, M. Bondy, A. Rucchetto, J. Ihnat, A. Kaufman
Fam Pract

Background: A movement is emerging to encourage health providers and health organizations to take action on the social determinants of health. However, few evidence-based interventions exist. Digital tools have not been examined in depth.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post without Comparison Group, Other Study Design
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