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The Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ 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 patients’ 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 Implementation and Action Toolkit

Recorded PRAPARE Webinars 

PRAPARE Trainings and Resources

Image result for new iconUpcoming Free National Webinar Series

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Webinar #1: Getting Started with PRAPARE Implementation: Tips and Tricks for Beginning and Sustaining Social Determinants of Health Data Collection

Tuesday, September 24th from 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

Are you interested in collecting standardized PRAPARE data on the social determinants of health but not sure how to get started?  This webinar will walk through key steps in strategizing successful implementation models, tips for getting started in manageable ways, and strategies to predict and overcome common implementation challenges.


Webinar #2: Identifying Clusters of PRAPARE Social Determinants of Health Risk Factors on Control of Diabetes and Hypertension in Community Health Centers

Monday, October 28th from 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

Registration Link: https://nachc.webex.com/nachc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3b727779261e09a7f63fc7df5ed7facf

This webinar will present data findings from a recent study conducted in partnership with the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), Siouxland Community Health Center, and the University of Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research. Presenters will describe the development of clusters of PRAPARE social determinants of health risk factors that can help with interpretability, analytical methods, and patient risk stratification. They will also present how the risk clusters differed between controlled vs. uncontrolled diabetic and hypertensive patients and the relationship between the risk clusters and hemoglobin A1c and blood pressure values.


Webinar #3: Findings and Lessons Learned on Incorporating PRAPARE Social Risk Data into Risk Stratification Models

Thursday, December 12th from 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

 Registration Link: https://nachc.webex.com/nachc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e15809a3daedf6ed682dd424f2dc3a41b

The national PRAPARE team launched a PRAPARE Risk Stratification Learning Collaborative this summer to better understand how organizations are incorporating PRAPARE social determinants of health data into risk stratification models and how they are using these models to inform care planning and population health.  We also explored the interest and feasibility of developing a national standardized risk stratification model that incorporates PRAPARE social determinants data to better identify and manage high risk patients.  This webinar will highlight findings and lessons learned an present a draft of the national standardized PRAPARE risk stratification model for feedback.


    PRAPARE is now on Twitter!

  • 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.  #PRAPARE #SDOH #ValueCHCs


    PRAPARE Resources

  • PRAPARE Translated into Ten Languages – The PRAPARE team worked with a qualified translation vendor to translate PRAPARE. We then engaged health centers to validate and test the translations to ensure that they were accurate and culturally appropriate. The languages include Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.


  • Updated PRAPARE Implementation and Action Toolkit – The PRAPARE team updated the PRAPARE Implementation and Action Toolkit with more best practices, lessons learned, and user stories and worked with a graphic designer to give it a new, professional, yet easy to use look. The PRAPARE Implementation and Action Toolkit is designed to provide interested users with the resources, best practices, and lessons learned to guide implementation, data collection and responses to social determinant needs.

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