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The Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patientsโ€™ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) is a national effort to help health centers and other providers collect the data needed to better understand and act on their patientsโ€™ social determinants of health. As providers are increasingly held accountable for reaching population health goals while reducing costs, it is important that they have tools and strategies to identify the upstream socioeconomic drivers of poor outcomes and higher costs. With data on the social determinants of health, health centers and other providers can define and document the increased complexity of their patients, transform care with integrated services and community partnerships to meet the needs of their patients, advocate for change in their communities, and demonstrate the value they bring to patients, communities, and payers.

About the PRAPARE Assessment Tool

PRAPARE Infographic- “What is PRAPARE?”

Frequently Asked Questions

PRAPARE Implementation and Action Toolkit

Recorded PRAPARE Webinarsย 

PRAPARE Trainings and Resources

Stay Up to Date! Join the PRAPARE Listserv for PRAPARE & SDOH-Related Resources

Image result for new iconRealizing Resilience Part 2: One Year Later, Updates on Health Center and Social Sector Response to Social Determinants of Health Needs during COVID-19

A follow-up to Realizing Resilience: A First Look at Health Center and Social Sector Response to Social Determinants of Health Needs during COVID-19, this brief captures how health centers, social service agencies, and others are aligning and supporting ongoing SDOH efforts, informing methods and policies to address health equity, and planning for the future in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Realizing Resilience: A First Look at Health Center and Social Sector Response to Social Determinants of Health Needs during COVID-19

  • This informational snapshot summarizes key takeaways identified by survey and webinar participants when detecting, prioritizing, and informing community needs magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic, including methods in which to strengthen cross-sector alignment strategies between health center, public health, and social service partners.

The PRAPARE Risk Stratification Model Fact Sheet

  • Learn about the development of the PRAPARE risk stratification model, which incorporates clinical, mental health and substance abuse, SDOH, demographic and utilization data to generate a comprehensive patient risk score.

Watch the Recording: PRAPARE 101 Office Hour

  • The PRAPARE Team at NACHC hosted an office hourย  on November 20, 2020 for individuals that are new to collecting social determinants of health (SDOH) data using PRAPARE. The office hour included a review ofย  the PRAPARE screening tool, assessment of strategies to get started and workflow considerations for various staffing models.ย ย ย 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $7,287,500 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

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  • Follow @prapare_sdoh and continue to share your successes and stories. Help us demonstrate the value of health centers and the work you do around social determinants of health with your patients and in your communities.ย  #PRAPARE #SDOH #ValueCHCs



ยฉ 2019. National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc., Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Oregon Primary Care Association.ย  PRAPARE and its resources are proprietary information of NACHC and its partners, intended for use by NACHC, its partners, and authorized recipients.ย  Do not publish, copy, or distribute this information in part or whole without written consent from NACHC.