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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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Key drivers to improve food security and health outcomes: An evidence review of food bank - health care partnerships and related interventions

B.N. Cavaliere, K.S. Martin, M. Smith, M. Hake
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.

Publication year
2021
Resource type
Issue Briefs & Reports

Community health workers in home visits and asthma outcomes

K. Shreeve, E.R. Woods, S. J. Sommer, M. Lorenzi, K. Monteiro, S. Nethersole, & U. Bhaumik
Pediatrics

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.

Keywords: Community health worker (CHW)
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

Community resource navigator model: Utilizing student volunteers to integrate health and social care in a community health center setting

S. Sandhu, J. Xu, L. Blanchard, H. Eisenson, C. Crowder, V. Sotelo Munoz, C. Drake, J.A. Prvu Bettger
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.

Keywords: PRAPARE
Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research