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Understanding How Social Care Programs Impact Health

Laura Gottlieb, founding co-director of the Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network, discusses emerging evidence on social care interventions and identifies pathways through which social care programs likely impact health.

Making a Case for Community Paramedicine: Evidence Roundup

Explores how community paramedicine programs have been implemented across the country, what evidence supports the effectiveness of these models, and how state and federal policies are helping to support the sustainability of these services.

Finding a Place to Be Somebody

This essay from Lawrence Lincoln, a former unhoused person in California, documents his journey of recovery and subsequent work with a care community.

Turning Nursing Homes into True Homes: The Household Model

Profiles the Household Model, which creates home-like environments for nursing home residents to offer greater dignity, autonomy, and infection control, as well as establishes closer, more family-type relationships between residents and staff.

Bending Evaluation Orthodoxy in Complex Care

Explores how looking more deeply at the results of an underpowered randomized controlled trial using alternative analysis methods can uncover nuanced results or inform a program redesign.