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The HSTRC Research Directory houses synthesized information from a targeted literature search (conducted in Fall – Winter 2019).

  • Population Focus

    Individuals that may be eligible for Medicaid, but do not necessarily maintain continuous coverage due to changes in state eligibility criteria or personal circumstance. Also refers to individuals that or are not yet enrolled based on financial and non-financial criteria.

  • Demographic Group

  • Patient Need Addressed

    e.g., lack of timely access to specialty care

  • Intervention Type
    E.g., patient-centered goal setting, shared decision-making, patient engagement
    E.g., campaigns or group learning
    E.g., partnerships between community-based organizations, payers, social/human service agencies, and health systems
    E.g., coordination, patient stratification, transitions of care
    E.g., community health workers, care teams, care planning tools
    E.g., telehealth, electronic/asynchronous communication
  • Study Design
    Intervention studies that integrate qualitative and quantitative research approaches
    Includes all other studies.
    Intervention studies in which participants are compared to a comparison group, but assignment to each study group is not random.
    Intervention studies in which there is no comparison group.
    Intervention studies in which participants are randomly allocated to intervention and comparison groups.
    Syntheses of existing research to summarize the current state of knowledge. Includes both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed studies.

Quality measurement and risk adjustment are important to demonstrate return on investment (ROI) and address the “wrong-pocket problem,” both of which require health systems and social services data.

Patient Advocate
A Survey of Basic Resource Needs: Results from a Sample of Kaiser Permanente Southern California Members
Lewis CC, Thompson EE, Sharp AL
Year: 2019
Need Addressed: Food insecurity, Homelessness/housing, Transportation
Socio-Ecological Influences on Health-Care Access and Navigation Among Persons of Mexican Descent Living on the US/Mexico Border
Reininger BM, Barroso CS, Mitchell-Bennett L, Chavez M, Fernandez ME, Cantu E, Smith KL, Fisher-Hoch SP
Source: J Immigr Minor Health
Year: 2014
Need Addressed: Behavioral health
Views of Diverse Primary Care Patients on the Roles of Healthcare Providers and Staff and the Influence of Other Variables in Their Weight Management
Tucker CM, Williams JL, Wippold GM, Bilello LA, Morrissette TA, Good AJ, Shah NR, Rowland NE
Source: Clin Obes
Year: 2018
Need Addressed: Chronic Conditions, Patient satisfaction/engagement
Teenage Mothers of Black and Minority Ethnic Origin Want Access To a Range of Mental and Physical Health Support: a Participatory Research Approach
Muzik M, Kirk R, Alfafara E, Jonika J, Waddell R
Source: Health Expect
Year: 2016
Need Addressed: Maternal/perinatal
The Association Between Care Experiences and Parent Ratings of Care for Different Racial, Ethnic, and Language Groups in a Medicaid Population
Wilkins V, Elliott MN, Richardson A, Lozano P, Mangione-Smith R
Source: Health Serv Res
Year: 2011
Need Addressed: Patient satisfaction/engagement
The Patient Perspective: Utilizing Focus Groups to Inform Care Coordination for High-Risk Medicaid Populations
Sheff A, Park ER, Neagle M, Oreskovic NM
Source: BMC Res Notes
Year: 2017
Need Addressed: Care Coordination/Management
Rural Religious Leaders’ Perspectives on Their Communities’ Health Priorities and Health
Schoenberg NE, Swanson M
Source: South Med J
Year: 2017
Need Addressed: Behavioral health, Chronic Conditions, Food insecurity, Patient satisfaction/engagement, Substance Use
Patient Engagement at the Margins: Healthcare Providers’ Assessments of Engagement and the Structural Determinants of Health in the Safety-Net
Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen IH, Thompson-Lastad A, Rubin S, Van Natta M, Burke NJ
Source: Soc Sci Med
Year: 2017
Need Addressed: Chronic Conditions, Patient satisfaction/engagement