PRAPARE Implementation and Action Toolkit

The PRAPARE Implementation and Action Toolkit is freely available online and contains resources, best practices, and lessons learned to help guide interested users in each step of the implementation process, ranging from implementation strategies and workflow diagrams to Electronic Health Record templates and sample reports to examples of interventions to address the social determinants of health.

The PRAPARE Implementation and Action Toolkit is modulized, with its chapters focusing on the major chronological steps that are needed to implement a new data collection initiative on socioeconomic needs and circumstances.  New users are advised to go through the entire Toolkit.  Other users may wish to focus on certain chapters to build or enhance capacity in certain areas.

The Toolkit is based on the current experiences of seven health centers.  As a result, it is currently only in its first version.  We welcome your feedback on how to make this Toolkit more helpful and useful based on your own experiences to inform future versions.  Please send feedback to

Building off of the roots of the PRAPARE name, chapters are organized based on whether they help users “PREPARE” for social determinants data collection, “ASSESS” social determinants of health, or “RESPOND” to social determinants of health data.

Introduction to the PRAPARE Implementation and Action Toolkit

Preparing to Gather Data on the Social Determinants of Health

Chapter 1: Understand the PRAPARE Project

Chapter 2: Engage Key Stakeholders and Answer Commonly Asked Questions 

Chapter 3: Strategize the Implementation Process

Assessing Social Determinants of Health Data

Chapter 4: Technical Implementation with Electronic Health Record PRAPARE Templates

Click here to sign an End User License Agreement to access free EHR templates for Epic, eClinicalWorks, GE Centricity, and NextGen

Chapter 5: Develop Workflow Models

Chapter 6: Develop a Data Strategy

Chapter 7: Understand and Evaluate Your Data

Responding to Social Determinants of Health Data

Chapter 8: Build Capacity to Respond to Social Determinants Data

Chapter 9: Respond to Social Determinants Data with Interventions

Chapter 10: Track Enabling Services

Appendix of Resources

Questions? Read through our Frequently Asked Questions.

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