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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A cross-cutting workforce solution for implementing community-clinical linkage models

N. Islam, E.S. Rogers, A. Schoenthaler, L.E. Thorpe, D. Shelley
Am J Public Health

Federal agencies have identified the need to foster integration between health care and social services to address the underlying role of social determinants of health and achieve health equity.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Addressing homelessness and Covid-19 quarantine: A streamlined assessment and referral process

K. Hadden, D. Partlow, H. Liverett, N. Payakachat, B. Jha, R. Lipschitz
NEJM Catalyst

Leaders at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences developed and implemented a simple screening tool to determine the self-quarantine capacity of those who were being tested for coronavirus or tested positive, and to refer them to an appropriate facility as needed.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

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Commentaries & Blogs

Demonstrated health care cost savings for women: Findings from a community health worker intervention designed to address depression and unmet social needs

E.R. Embick, D.D. Maeng, I. Juskiewicz, C. Cerulli, H.F. Crean, M. Wittink, E. Poleshuck
Arch Womens Ment Health

To evaluate the impact of a community health worker intervention (CHW) (referred to as Personalized Support for Progress (PSP)) on all-cause health care utilization and cost of care compared with Enhanced Screening and Referral (ESR) among women with depression.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Food is medicine: Actions to integrate food and nutrition into healthcare

S. Downer, S.A. Berkowitz, T.S. Harlan, D.L. Olstad, D. Mozaffarian
BMJ

Key messages

  • In the face of the global epidemic of diet related chronic disease, there is increased experimentation with the use of “food is medicine” interventions to prevent, manage, and treat illness

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Review

Ethics and spheres of influence in addressing social determinants of health

M. DeCamp, K. DeSalvo, E. Dzeng
J Gen Intern Med

A massive and ever-growing body of research supports the idea that the social conditions into which individuals are born, live, work, and play—i.e., the social determinants of health (SDOH)—profoundly affect the health of all people.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Developing primary care–based recommendations for social determinants of health: Methods of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

K.W. Davidson, A.R. Kemper, C.A. Doubeni, C. Tseng, M.A. Simon, M. Kubik, S.J. Curry, J. Mills, Q. Ngo-Metzger, A. Borsky
Ann Intern Med.

The purpose of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is to provide evidence-based recommendations on primary care screening, behavioral counseling, and preventive medications.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Review

Medicaid managed care plans have an opportunity to play a key role in recovery

J. Cantor, R. Tobey, T. Kirui
Health Affairs Blog

Here’s a surprising outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic: Medicaid managed care plans (MCPs) likely find themselves in a financially advantageous situation.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

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Commentaries & Blogs

Accountable communities of health, health and social service systems alignment, and population health: Eastern Washington State, 2017-2019

S. Bultema, H. Morrow, S. Wenzl
Am J Public Health

Objectives. To assess health system transformation and alignment in the Better Health Together (BHT) accountable community of health (ACH) region of Eastern Washington.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Social needs screening and referral program at a large US public hospital system, 2017

C. Berry, M. Paul, R. Massar, R.K. Marcello, M. Krauskopf
Am J Public Health

Many health care providers and systems are developing and implementing processes to screen patients for social determinants of health and to refer patients to appropriate nonclinical and community-based resources.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Second report to congress on social risk and Medicare’s value-based purchasing programs

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

As required by the IMPACT Act, the second Report to Congress examines the effect of individuals’ social risk factors on quality measures, resource use, and other measures under the Medicare program, as well as analyses of the effects of Medicare’s current value-based payment programs on...

2020

Issue Briefs & Reports

CSV