Research led by GHLI explains why spending more on social services often leads to better health outcomes:

Patterns of Collaboration among Health Care and Social Services Providers in Communities with Lower Health Care Utilization and Costs. Marie A. Brault , Annabel X, Tan, Leslie A. Curry, and Elizabeth H. Bradley. (2017).

Community Factors Related to Healthy Eating & Active Living in Counties with Lower than Expected Adult Obesity Rates. Maureen E. Canavan, Emily Cherlin, Stephanie Boegeman, Elizabeth H. Bradley and Kristina M. Talbert-Slagle . (2016).

State Variation in HIV/AIDS Health Outcomes: the Effect of Spending on Social Services and Public Health. Talbert-Slagle, Kristina M.; Canavan, Maureen E.; Rogan, Erika M.; Curry, Leslie A.; Bradley, Elizabeth H. (2016). 

Leveraging the Social Determinants of Health: What Works? Taylor LA, Tan AX, Coyle CE, Ndumele C, Rogan E, Canavan M, et al. (2016). 

Variation In Health Outcomes: The Role Of Spending On Social Services, Public Health, And Health Care, 2000–09. Elizabeth H. Bradley, Maureen Canavan, Erika Rogan, Kristina Talbert-Slagle, Chima Ndumele, Lauren Taylor, and Leslie A. Curry. (2016).

Health Care and Social Service Spending and Outcomes: How Does Massachusetts Compare with Other States? Maureen Canavan, Erika Rogan, Leslie A. Curry, Lauren A. Taylor, and Elizabeth H. Bradley. (2016). 

Health and Social Services Expenditures: Associations with Health OutcomesElizabeth H Bradley, Benjamin R Elkins, Jeph Herrin, Brian Elbel. (2011).