Evidence Library

This Evidence Library contains research articles, issue briefs, reports, and commentaries that either focus on or are relevant to evaluating health care-based interventions that address patients’ social and economic needs. We prioritize for inclusion resources that carefully describe and evaluate the social needs components of these interventions, and to a lesser extent those where the social components are mentioned but are not the primary focus of the work. The library currently includes only papers published since the year 2000. If you are aware of a resource you think should be added to our Evidence Library, please let us know.

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Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs supportive housing vouchers and veterans' homelessness, 2007-2017

W.N. Evans, S. Kroeger, C. Palmer, E. Pohl
Am J Public Health

To determine what role the 88 000 Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers for permanent supportive housing among US veterans distributed between 2008 and 2017 played in the significant fall in veterans' homelessness over the same time period.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Homelessness among patients in a southeastern safety net emergency department

T.S. Jackson, T.P. Moran, J. Lin, J. Ackerman, B.A. Salhi
South Med J

Objectives: Emergency departments (EDs) are important providers for homeless individuals, providing vital health care and meeting the subsistence needs of many homeless patients (eg, food, water, shelter).

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Home is where health is: A stable, affordable home is a prescription for good health

D. Yentel
Children’s HealthWatch

As Children’s HealthWatch regularly demonstrates to policymakers, opinion leaders, and the public: a stable, affordable home is a prescription for good health. Unfortunately, that prescription is out of reach for tens of millions of people.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Commentary

HUD policy brief on rural homelessness: Understanding the impact and potential for health centers

Corporation for Supportive Housing

Having an understanding of the context of rural housing instability and homelessness, along with how HUD and local communities are working to address it, provides another tool in the Social Determinants of Health toolbox for health centers.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

It’s about trust: Low-income parents’ perspectives on how pediatricians can screen for social determinants of health

D. Schleifer, A. Diep, K. Grisham
Public Agenda

Health care providers and payers are increasingly taking responsibility for health outcomes and population health through a variety of approaches, including screening for social determinants of health.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Qualitative

A survey of basic resource needs: Results from a sample of Kaiser Permanente Southern California members

C.C. Lewis, E.E. Thompson, A.L. Sharp
SONNET

Background: Kaiser Permanente (KP) has offered subsidized insurance under the Affordable Care Act since 2014.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Observational

Review of evidence on the health care impacts of interventions to address the social determinants of health

M. Tsega , C. Lewis, D. McCarthy, T. Shah, K. Coutts
The Commonwealth Fund

Holistically addressing high-need, high-cost patients’ social and medical needs can improve their health outcomes and lower their health care costs.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Review

To improve outcomes, health systems invest in affordable housing

D. Tuller
Health Aff

In Portland, Oregon, health care networks are helping expand access to stable housing and supportive services.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Commentary

Impact of social needs navigation on utilization among high utilizers in a large integrated health system: A quasi-experimental study

A. Schickedanz, A. Sharp, Y.R. Hu, N.R. Shah, J.L. Adams, D. Francis, A. Rogers
J Gen Intern Med

Background: Programs addressing social determinants of health for high-utilizing patients are gaining interest among health systems as an avenue to promote health and decrease utilization.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Making connections: Understanding how screening, triage, and referral processes can promote Veteran housing stability

M. Cusack, A.E. Montgomery, N. Hunt-Johnson, M. Dichter, G. True
Soc Work Public Health

To improve understanding of the screening, triage, and referral processes within social determinant of health-Electronic Medical Record (EMR) integration, we explored how Veterans connect with needed resources following screening for housing instability using three data sources: administrative...

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational