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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Screen and intervene: A toolkit for pediatricians to address food insecurity

A. Ashbrook, K. Essel, K. Montez, D. Bennett-Tejes
Academy of Pediatrics and the Food Research and Action Center

Food insecurity — the limited or uncertain access to enough food — is a critical child health issue that impacts millions of infants, children,

2021

Tools & Toolkits

Addressing social needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic: A survey of dual eligible special needs plans

N. Archibald
CHCS Blog

COVID-19 has hit some populations harder than others. This includes people of color, residents of nursing facilities and other congregate settings, and individuals with multiple chronic medical conditions.

2021

Commentaries & Blogs

The National Academy of Medicine social care framework and COVID-19 care innovations

L.M. Gottlieb, M.S. Pantell, L.S. Solomon
J Gen Intern Med

Despite social care interventions gaining traction in the US healthcare sector in recent years, the scaling of healthcare practices to address social adversity and coordinate care across sectors has been modest.

2021

Commentaries & Blogs

Realizing resilience: A first look at health center and social sector response to social determinants of health needs during COVID-19

National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. , Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists Community Resilience as one of its Six Domains of Preparedness in public health emergency response.

2021

Issue Briefs & Reports

Other Study Design

Survivors' input on health care-connected services for intimate partner violence

M.E. Dichter, S.N. Ogden, A. Tuepker, K.M. Iverson, G. True
J Womens Health (Larchmt)

Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is increasingly recognized as a social factor impacting health, and health care providers are encouraged to routinely screen and refer patients for needs related to IPV.

2021

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Money moves the mare: The response of community-based organizations to health care's embrace of social determinants

L.A. Taylor, E. Byhoff
Milbank Q

Context: Recent health policies incentivize health care providers to collaborate with community‐based organizations (CBOs), such as food pantries and homeless shelters, to address patients’ social determinants of health (SDOH).

2021

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

"Eyes in the home": Addressing social complexity in Veterans Affairs home-based primary care

E. Hulen, A. Laliberte, S. Ono, S. Saha, S.T. Edwards
J Gen Intern Med

Background: Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) has demonstrated success in decreasing risk of hospitalization and improving patient satisfaction through patient targeting and integrating long-term services and supports. Less is known about how HBPC teams approach social factors.

2021

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Reflections on the five laws of integrating medical and social services-21 years later

S.M. Shortell
Milbank Q

In 1999, Walter Leutz wrote a seminal article in The Milbank Quarterly on the need for and ways to better integrate medical and social services. He formulated five laws and offered three sets of lessons and recommendations.

2021

Commentaries & Blogs

Diaper need? You can bank on it

W.S. Berry, S.D. Blatt
Acad Pediatr

DIAPER NEED IS the lack of sufficient diapers to keep a child clean, dry, and healthy. It is a newly recognized social and financial burden for 1 in 3 families in the United States. Despite this statistic, diaper costs are not addressed by federal antipoverty programs.

2021

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Using Self-Determination theory to understand the social prescribing process: a qualitative study

S. Bhatti, J. Rayner, A.D. Pinto, K. Mulligan, D.C. Cole
BJGP Open

Background: Social prescribing assists patients to engage in social activities and connect to community supports as part of a holistic approach to primary care. Rx: Community was a social prescribing project, implemented within 11 community health centres situated across Ontario, Canada.

2021

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design
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