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SIREN is seeking a 70% Research Analyst with expertise in designing and carrying out systematic literature reviews and interests in social determinants of health and health equity to maintain and improve the SIREN Evidence and Resource Library and to conduct systematic reviews. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply and are open to remote candidates. Submit by January 26th to ensure best consideration.
Register now for two upcoming SIREN webinars
January 26th: Join us on January 26th at 12pm Pacific (3pm Eastern) for a webinar co-hosted by SIREN and State Health and Value Strategies on social care quality measures. In this webinar, state Medicaid and other healthcare policy leaders will review and discuss national and state social care quality measures, including key measure design decisions, readiness factors, and reporting requirements. Register here.
March 1st: Join Trenton Health Team and SIREN for a webinar on March 1st at 9am Pacific (12pm Eastern) that will share our lessons learned from a two-year study exploring Trenton social service organizations’ perspectives on using a community resource referral platform and testing strategies to increase engagement. Register here.
New CMS guidance on use of ILOS for social needs services
On January 4th, CMS released guidance on how states can use "in lieu of services and settings” (ILOS) to provide social needs services, such as food or housing assistance, to Medicaid managed care beneficiaries without having to obtain an 1115 waiver. Because this guidance clarifies that ILOS are included in the capitation rate and that Medicaid managed care organizations will not need to bear the associated expenses, this guidance will likely encourage states and MCOs to utilize this option. In addition, the specification that states must show cost effectiveness for ILOS will hopefully lead to more evaluation of the use of ILOS for social needs services. Read an explainer, the CMS press release, and the guidance letter.
Barriers and Facilitators of Obtaining Social Determinants of Health of Patients With Cancer Through the Electronic Health Record Using Natural Language Processing Technology: Qualitative Feasibility Study With Stakeholder Interviews
Alpert J, Kim HJ, McDonnell C, et al
JMIR Formative Research
Collection and Use of Social Determinants of Health Data in Inpatient General Internal Medicine Wards: A Scoping Review
Davis VH, Rodger L, Pinto AD
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Characterizing the Relative Frequency of Clinician Engagement with Structured Social Determinants of Health Data
Iott BE, Adler-Milstein J, Gottlieb LM, Pantell MS
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Racial Health Equity and Social Needs Interventions: A Review of a Scoping Review
Cené CW, Viswanathan M, Fichtenberg C et al.
JAMA Network Open
A Pharmacy Liaison–Patient Navigation Intervention to Reduce Inpatient and Emergency Department Utilization Among Primary Care Patients in a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization: A Nonrandomized Controlled Trial
Buitron de la Vega P, Ashe EM, Xuan Z, et al.
JAMA Network Open
Conceptualizing the Effective Mechanisms of a Social Needs Case Management Program Shown to Reduce Hospital Use: A Qualitative Study
Fleming MD, Safaeinili N, Knox M, et al.
BMC Health Services Research
Family Connects: A Novel Social Needs Program Within a Pediatric Emergency Department
VonHoltz LA, Murray AL, Cullen DL
A Collaborative Pilot to Support Patients With Diabetes Through Tailored Food Box Home Delivery
Kempainen S, Cutts DB, Robinson-O'Brien R, et al.
Health Promotion Practice
Perspectives of Health Care Staff on Predictors of Success in a Food Prescription Program: A Qualitative Study
McWhorter JW, Aiyer JN, Ranjit N, et al.
Preventing Chronic Disease
Access to Rideshare and Satisfaction, Prenatal Healthcare Utilisation, and Preterm Delivery Among Pregnant Medicaid Recipients: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Lynch CD, Conroy S, Jackson KA, Smith RM, Hade EM
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
A Survey of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network on Approaches Toward Addressing Patients' Transportation Insecurity
Chaiyachati KH, Krause D, Sugalski J, Graboyes EM, Shulman LN
Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Risk Adjustment and Promoting Health Equity in Population-Based Payment: Concepts and Evidence
McWilliams JM, Weinreb G, Ding L, Ndumele CD, Wallace J
Clinical Team Resource
Care of People Experiencing Homelessness
Lanham JS, White P, Gaffney B
American Family Physician
Reports & Issue Briefs
Moving Upstream: How Medicaid in Texas Could Use In Lieu of Services to Address Non-Medical Drivers of Health
Sim S, Smithey A, Crumley D
Episcopal Health Foundation, Center for Health Care Strategies
Commentaries & Blogs
Hospitals and Health Equity - Translating Measurement into Action
Sandhu S, Liu M, Wadhera RK
New England Journal of Medicine
Developing a Research Agenda for Social Prescribing in the UK Using Lessons From the US
Sandhu S, Wildman JM, Alderwick H, Wildman J, Gottlieb LM
British Journal of General Practice
- 51st NAPCRG Annual Meeting – October 30- November 3, 2023 | San Francisco, CA
- 52nd NAPCRG Annual Meeting – November 20-24, 2023 | Quebec, Canada
A conversation with SIREN founding co-director, Laura Gottlieb
Laura recently sat down with Dr. Zachary Pruitt (health policy professor and podcaster from the University of South Florida) to talk about the origins of SIREN and the future of research on social and medical care integration. Listen to the podcast here.
The work of SIREN is made possible by the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and the University of California, San Francisco.
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