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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Measuring social determinants of health among low-income populations: early insights from state initiatives

T. McGinnis, P. Riley, A. Spencer, S. Bartelmann, A. Ash

Understanding the health-related social needs of patients could help guide state Medicaid and other public agencies in supporting interventions to improve health outcomes for individuals with complex health and social needs.

2016

Presentation Slides & Recordings

Theory vs practice: Should primary care practice take on social determinants of health now? Yes.

A. Kaufman
Ann Fam Med

Of all ethnic groups in New Mexico, Native Americans have some of the best screening and treatment for diabetes, yet have by far the worst outcomes from that disease—kidney failure, amputations, blindness.

2016

Commentaries & Blogs

A mental health intervention strategy for low-income, trauma-exposed Latina immigrants in primary care: A preliminary study

S. Kaltman, A. Hurtado de Mendoza, A. Serrano, F.A. Gonzales
Am J Orthopsychiatry

Latinos in the United States face significant mental health disparities related to access to care, quality of care, and outcomes.

2016

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post without Comparison Group

Health systems tackling social determinants of health: promises, pitfalls, and opportunities of current policies

K.H. Chaiyachati, D.T. Grande, J. Aysola
Am J Manag Care

Although improving the quality and delivery of clinical care is a critical mission for health systems, they are increasingly being tasked with improving the overall health of patients.

2016

Commentaries & Blogs

Hospitalization: Are we missing an opportunity to identify food insecurity in children?

L.P. Banach
Acad Pediatr

Objective: Food security is the ability to access sufficient food to maintain a healthy, active life. Previous studies link food insecurity with adverse health outcomes.

2016

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Screening for health-harming legal needs

J. Trott, M. Regenstein
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership

This issue brief from the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) examines how 13 hospitals and health centers screen their patients for health-harming legal needs.

2016

Issue Briefs & Reports

Nonemergency medical transportation: Delivering care in the era of Lyft and Uber

B.W. Powers, S. Rinefort, S.H. Jain
JAMA

Reforms under the Affordable Care Act have reduced barriers to health care access by expanding insurance coverage to millions of individuals living in the United States.

2016

Commentaries & Blogs

More than a meal? A randomized control trial comparing the effects of home-delivered meals programs on participants' feelings of loneliness

K.S. Thomas, U. Akobundu, D. Dosa
J Gerontol Series B

Objective: Nutrition service providers are seeking alternative delivery models to control costs and meet the growing need for home-delivered meals.

2016

Peer Reviewed Research

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Theory vs practice: Should primary care practice take on social determinants of health now? No.

LI Solberg
Ann Fam Med

Recently, the recognition that medical care may contribute less to overall health than other aspects of people’s lives do has led policy makers, academics, and even some physicians to argue that clinicians should make screening and action on the social determinants of health their...

2016

Commentaries & Blogs

Integrating medical and social services: A pressing priority for health systems and payers

M.K. Abrams, D. Moulds
Health Affairs Blog

Dramatic changes in health care have propelled social service integration to the forefront of health policy and care delivery transformation discussions.

2016

Commentaries & Blogs

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