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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Key drivers to improve food security and health outcomes: An evidence review of food bank - health care partnerships and related interventions
Feeding America and Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions at Foodshare
Food insecurity impacts health across the lifespan and can lead to increased risk for chronic diseases. Compounding this, Black, Latino, and Native American households have higher rates of food insecurity and experience worse health outcomes compared to white households.
An approach to selecting single or multiple social risk factors for clinic-based screening
J Gen Intern Med
Increasingly, healthcare systems are screening for social risk factors and connecting patients with programs to mitigate their social needs and improve health outcomes.
Community health workers in home visits and asthma outcomes
Background: The Community Asthma Initiative (CAI) was included in the New England Asthma Innovations Collaborative, which received a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation grant.
Veterans are agreeable to discussions about firearms safety in primary care
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.
Connecting provider to home: A home-based social intervention program for older adults
J Am Geriatr Soc
Objective: Patients with multiple medical conditions and complex social issues are at risk for high utilization and poor outcomes.
Client satisfaction with community health workers in HIV care teams
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.
Community-based organizations’ perspectives on improving health and social service integration
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.
Beyond screening: Health systems invest in social determinants of health
Am J Nurs
This is the second of three articles exploring ways in which frontline nurses may be affected by recommendations of the forthcoming National Academy of Medicine Future of Nursing 2020-2030 study.
Community resource navigator model: Utilizing student volunteers to integrate health and social care in a community health center setting
International Journal of Integrated Care
Introduction: While unmet social needs are major drivers of health outcomes, most health systems are not fully integrated with the social care sector to address them.