Thursday, August 3, 2017

PRAPARE Tool for Social Determinants of Health

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.

The National Association of Community Health Centers provides free information about PRAPARE including the assessment tool, an implementation toolkit, applications for the upcoming PRAPARE Train-the-Trainer Academy, recorded webinars on PRAPARE and an FAQ. Visit the PRAPARE website for more information.

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