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, write us at siren@ucsf.edu. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter to get alerts about recent additions to the Evidence & Resource Library.

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Up from the streets: The RI medical navigator partnership as a model of structurally-informed service, education, and advocacy

M. Smith, P.J. Sharma, G. Dressler
R I Med J

The Rhode Island Medical Navigator Partnership (RIMNP) is an interdisciplinary student organization homed at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University with the tripartite mission of (1) improving access to care for patients experiencing homelessness, (2) sensitizing students to...

2019

Commentaries & Blogs

Universal screening for social determinants of health in pediatric sickle cell disease: A quality-improvement initiative

A. Power-Hays, S. Li, A. Mensah, A. Sobota
Pediatr Blood Cancer

BACKGROUND: Social determinants of health (SDoH) are socioeconomic factors that influence health outcomes. Guidelines recommend universal screening for SDoH at clinic visits; however, models that do not require additional resources are limited in subspecialty clinics.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post without Comparison Group

The feasibility of screening for social determinants of health: Seven lessons learned

H. Bleacher, C. Lyon, L. Mims, K. Cebuhar, A. Begum
Fam Pract Manag

Social determinants of health” (SDOH) has become an inescapable buzzword in family medicine in part because of the magnitude of impact that SDOH have on our patients' wellbeing.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Case Study

Food insecurity, housing instability and health

M. Sandel

A presentation on the issues surrounding food insecurity, housing instability and their intersection of adverse health outcomes. 

2019

Webinar Slides & Recordings

Examining the validity of clinical social risk screening tools

N. Henrikson, R. Sheward, Y. Cartier

Health care-based screening for social risks like food security, housing stability, and transportation access is rapidly spreading across US health care settings. The result has been an increased demand for multi-domain assessment tools, e.g.

2019

Webinar Slides & Recordings

Passive social health surveillance and inpatient readmissions

N. Emechebe, P. Lyons Taylor, O. Amoda, Z. Pruitt
Am J Manag Care

Objectives: To determine whether self-identified social needs, such as financial assistance with utilities, food programs, housing support, transportation, and medication assistance, collected using a passive social health surveillance system were associated with inpatient readmissions.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Affordable housing investment: A guide for nonprofit hospitals and health Systems

K. Reynolds, E.H. Allen, M. Fedorowicz, J. Ovalle
Urban Institute

Tackling the affordable housing crisis will require actors from every sector to finance housing development for low- and moderate-income people.

2019

Issue Briefs & Reports

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.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Social determinants of health: The how, who, and where screenings are occurring; a systematic review

K.H. O'Brien
Soc Work Health Care

Screening for social determinants of health allows health care teams to assess and address social factors that influence one's health, mental health, and access to care.

2019

Review

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).

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design
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