Review of Evidence for Health-Related Social Needs Interventions

Citation: Tsega, M., Lewis, C., McCarthy, D., Shah, T., & Coutts, K. (n.d.). Review of Evidence for Health-Related Social Needs Interventions. Retrieved August 31, 2022, from

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  • | Brief/Report
  • | Evidence Review

The Commonwealth Fund released a review of evidence regarding health-related social needs interventions, which is intended to help inform users of its Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator for Partnerships to Address the Social Determinants of Health. It summarizes the authors’ assessment of the available evidence of health outcomes for interventions related to addressing health-related social needs for high-need adults. The review includes relevant evidence from peer-reviewed and gray literature that reported on the costs of social service interventions and/or health care utilization outcomes for adult patients or clients. The evidence is summarized in six tables by type of social service need including:

  • Housing
  • Nutrition
  • Transportation
  • Home modification
  • Care management
  • Counseling: legal, financial, and social supports


The review also explains how to use the relevant data in the ROI calculator.