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, view this help document or write us at [email protected]. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter to get alerts about recent additions to the Evidence & Resource Library.

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Commentary: Addressing the challenges of the homeless patient

R. Capp
Ann Emerg Med

The article by Raven highlights that the ED homeless population has different needs than other populations using the ED. This basic concept is crucial for successful population health management, but she also points out limitations in our ability to identify homeless individuals.

2019

Commentaries & Blogs

Payment structures that support social care integration with clinical care: Social deprivation indices and novel payment models

A.N. Huffstetler, R.L. Phillips Jr.
Am J Prev Med

The U.S. lags behind other developed countries in the use of indices and novel reimbursement models to adjust for social determinants of health (SDH) in medicine.

2019

Commentaries & Blogs

Implementing an electronic system to screen and actively refer to community based agencies for food insecurity in primary care

A.M. Smith, L. Zallman, K. Betts, L. Brukilacchio, F. McCaughan, E. McAleer, N. Kelly, D. Elvin, L. Trumble
Healthc

One of the most commonly experienced barriers to health is food insecurity, defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as “a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food”.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Prevalence of patient-reported social risk factors and receipt of assistance in federally funded health centers

E. De Marchis, M. Pantell, C. Fichtenberg, L.M. Gottlieb
J Gen Intern Med

Interest in integrating social and medical care in the US health care system is growing. This is especially true in Bureau of Primary Healthcare (BPHC)–funded health centers, which disproportionately serve patients whose health is affected by socioeconomic disadvantage.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Written versus verbal food insecurity screening in one primary care clinic

D. Palakshappa, M. Goodpasture, L. Albertini, C.L. Brown, J.A. Skelton
Acad Pediatr

Objective: Clinics are increasingly interested in identifying food insecurity (FI), but there is limited data on how to implement FI screening. Our objective was to determine the difference in FI disclosure rates by parents/guardians screened by a written questionnaire compared to verbally.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post with Comparison Group

Capacity to address social needs affects primary care clinician burnout

A. Kung, T. Cheung, M. Knox, R. Willard-Grace, J. Halpern, J.N. Olayiwola, L. Gottlieb
Ann Fam Med

Purpose: Primary care clinicians disproportionately report symptoms of burnout, threatening workforce sustainability and quality of care. Recent surveys report that these symptoms are greater when clinicians perceive fewer clinic resources to address patients’ social needs.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Assessing and addressing social needs in primary care

C. Drake, H. Eisenson
NEJM Catalyst

While efforts to assess and address social determinants of health (SDOH) in primary care are inherently limited in their ability to address larger systemic challenges, approaches to respond to individual level patient social needs show real potential for improving health and reducing...

2019

Issue Briefs & Reports

Other Study Design

What can the health care sector do to advance health equity?

P. Braveman, L. Gottlieb, D. Francis, E. Arkin, J. Acker
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Despite the strong links between health and social conditions, inequities in the social determinants of health have traditionally been viewed as beyond the purview of health care.

2019

Issue Briefs & Reports

What matters most in driving cross-sector partnerships for complex populations

L. Hardin, S. Trumbo, V. Murray
The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs

It is widely recognized that good outcomes for patients with complex care needs are achievable when health care providers work locally and in tandem with community, government, and other partners.

2019

Presentation Slides & Recordings

Interventions to Decrease Food Insecurity

L. Atlier, E. De Marchis
America's Essential Hospitals & SIREN

Participants joined America’s Essential Hospitals and the Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN) to learn how health systems nationwide are exploring ways to help meet patients’ food insecurity needs.

2019

Presentation Slides & Recordings

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