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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.

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Use of social determinants of health codes in home-based primary care

D. Coppa, S.B. Winchester, E. McAlvin, M.B. Roberts, & X. Maestri
J Am Assoc Nurse Pract

Background: The Affordable Care Act created funding for nurse practitioner education programs to transform the primary health care workforce through student awareness of how social, political, economic, and environmental factors influence individual and population health.

Keywords: Health IT/Technology Primary care
Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research

Using malnutrition and food insecurity screening to identify broader health-related social needs amongst older adults receiving emergency department care in the Southeastern United States: A cross-sectional study

A.F. Aylward, J. Engelberg Anderson, A. Morris, M. Bush, B. Schmitthenner, R.B. Shams, F. Omofoye, S. Bodepudi, H. Roche, J. Cimpian, L. Wardlow, T.F. Platts-Mills
Health Soc Care Community

Unmet health‐related social needs are common amongst older US adults and impact both quality of life and health outcomes.

Keywords: Emergency department
Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research

Comparison of patient experience between primary care settings tailored for homeless clientele and mainstream care settings

S.G. Kertesz, A.J. deRussy, Y.I. Kim, A.E. Hoge, E.L. Austin, A.J. Gordon, L. Gelberg, S.E. Gabrielian, K.R. Riggs, J.R. Blosnich, A.E. Montgomery, S.K. Holmes, A.L. Varley, D.E. Pollio, A.V. Gundlapalli, & A.L. Jones
Med Care

Background: More than 1 million Americans receive primary care from federal homeless health care programs yearly. Vulnerabilities that can make care challenging include pain, addiction, psychological distress, and a lack of shelter.

Keywords: Primary care
Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research

Impacting poverty with medical financial partnerships focused on tax incentives

G. Dalembert, A.G. Fiks, G. O’Neill, R. Rosin, & B.P. Jenssen
NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery

Poverty is a significant determinant of health. Despite poverty’s many ramifications, the health care delivery system does not typically address it directly.

Keywords: medical
Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research

Veterans are agreeable to discussions about firearms safety in primary care

S. Newell, E. Kenyon, K.D. Clark, V. Elliott, A. Rynerson, M.S. Gerrity, E. Karras, J.A. Simonetti, S.K. Dobscha
J Am Board Fam Med

Background: Discussing safe storage of firearms, including access, during times of crisis with veterans in primary care settings may enhance suicide prevention efforts. However, veteran attitudes toward such discussions are not well understood.

Keywords: Primary care
Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research

Client satisfaction with community health workers in HIV care teams

H.L. Wolfe, A. Baughman, M. Davoust, L.S. Sprague Martinez, S. Rajabiun, & M.L. Drainoni
J Community Health

Community health workers (CHWs) integrated in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care teams undertake a variety of tasks to help patients navigate health care, develop care plans, and address social needs.

Keywords: Community health worker (CHW)
Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research

Community-based organizations’ perspectives on improving health and social service integration

E.P. Agonafer, S.L Carson, V. Nunez, K. Poole, C.S. Hong, M. Morales, J. Jara, S. Hakopian, T. Kenison, I. Bhalla, F. Cameron, S.D. Vassar, & A.F. Brown
BMC Public Health

Background: Collaborations between health systems and community-based organizations (CBOs) are increasingly common mechanisms to address the unmet health-related social needs of high-risk populations.

Keywords: Community health worker (CHW)
Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research