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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On my block: The impact of community resources on health outcomes and medical spending

CHCS Blog

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become more apparent than ever that community resources — such as access to food, safe and affordable housing, and green space — are critically important to people’s ability to stay healthy.

2020

Commentaries & Blogs

Nature-based social prescribing in urban settings to improve social connectedness and mental well-being: A review

M.A. Leavell, J.A. Leiferman, M. Gascon, F. Braddick, J.C. Gonzalez, J.S. Litt
Current Environmental Health Reports

Purpose of Review: Recent reports of a "loneliness epidemic" in the USA are growing along with a robust evidence base that suggests that loneliness and social isolation can compromise physical and psychological health.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Review

Exploring the views of stakeholders about the feasibility of carrying out a randomised controlled trial of Individual Placement and Support for people unemployed with chronic pain based in primary care (the InSTEP study)

M.M. Holmes, S.C. Stanescu, C. Linaker, C. Price, N. Maguire, S. Fraser, C. Cooper, K. Walker-Bone
Pilot Feasibility Stud

Background: Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a model of vocational rehabilitation originally developed to help people with severe mental illness obtain and maintain employment. Work disability is common amongst people with chronic pain conditions, yet few effective interventions exist...

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Homeless shelter entry in the year after an emergency department visit: Results from a linked data analysis

K.M. Doran, E. Johns, M. Schretzman, S. Zuiderveen, M. Shinn, R. Gulati, I. Whittman, D. Culhane, D. Shelley, T. Mijanovich
Ann Emerg Med

Study objective: Housing instability is prevalent among emergency department (ED) patients and is known to adversely affect health. We aim to determine the incidence and timing of homeless shelter entry after an ED visit among patients who are not currently homeless.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post without Comparison Group

The Duke Hotspotting Initiative

T. Bunning, M. Goodwin, E. Barney, A. Thakkar, A.S. Clay
Acad Med

Problem: Many medical schools now incorporate meaningful clinical experiences for first-year medical students.

2020

Issue Briefs & Reports

Differences in pediatric residents’ social needs screening practices across health care settings

A. Vasan, C.C. Kenyon, D. Palakshappa
Hospital Pediatrics

Objectives: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all pediatricians screen for social determinants of health to identify families in need and connect them to available resources.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

To strengthen the public health response to COVID-19, we need community health workers

D.O. Smith, A. Wennerstrom
Health Affairs Blog

The public health system is a critical firewall to reduce community spread of COVID-19 and to relieve the unsustainable pressure the US health care system is experiencing as a result of the pandemic.

2020

Commentaries & Blogs

Awareness of social needs can help address health inequity during COVID-19

American Hospital Association

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, preliminary data indicate that minorities and individuals with lower socio-economic status are at increased risk of infection and mortality. These patterns are playing out across the country.

2020

Issue Briefs & Reports

Medical-Legal Partnerships: A scan of the landscape and a look forward

K. Spangler
Texas Medical-Legal Partnership Coalition

The Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) model is a promising innovation that delivers free legal services to low-income patient populations of hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities.

2020

Issue Briefs & Reports

Three workforce strategies to help COVID affected communities

R. Manchanda
Health Affairs Blog

An unemployed father with undiagnosed depression. An isolated grandparent with diabetes and an empty fridge. A mother worried about escalating violence from an abusive spouse. A homeless veteran unable to wash his hands.

2020

Commentaries & Blogs

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