Event Date

February 1, 2022 2:00–3:30 pm EST

Dates: Bi-weekly starting Tuesday, February 1, 2021 to May 10, 2021

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The Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) helps health centers use social determinants of health (SDoH) data to establish approaches to improve the quality of care and decrease cost. Developed by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) in collaboration with other key partners, PRAPARE is a standardized, widely used SDOH assessment tool that is evidence-based, patient-centered, compatible with most EHRs, and helps accelerate systems change.  

This biweekly, 8-session CoP is designed to support the applied implementation of the toolkit within health centers. Participants in this CoP will work through chapters of the toolkit to take active steps in preparing to gather data on SDOH, collect and assess SDOH data, and develop strategies to respond to SDOH data. At the conclusion of this CoP, participants will have a sound understanding of PRAPARE and will have taken steps to sustainably implement PRAPARE in their health care setting. 

The CoP is structured toward health centers with basic knowledge and awareness of the PRAPARE Tool. The target audience represents health center staff who have basic familiarity of PRAPARE and are in early stages of planning or implementation. 

At the end of this CoP, participants will: 

  • Complete the PRAPARE Readiness Assessment to establish a PRAPARE implementation baseline  
  • Apply the “Five Rights Framework” to facilitate planning PRAPARE workflow and implementation  
  • Develop strategies for PRAPARE data collection and implementation  
  • Identify internal and community resources for implementing PRAPARE and responding to PRAPARE data results

Amber Murray, BSN, MA directs and supports training and technical assistance efforts to integrate behavioral health into primary healthcare settings for federally funded community health centers nationwide. Ms. Murray also plans, develops, and implements substance misuse prevention and treatment training and curriculum for colleges and universities as well as federal agencies including the Human Resources Services Administration and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas. She has a background in nursing, management and evaluation, and training and technical assistance. She is a Project Manager and Senior Technical Assistance Lead at JBS International, Inc. 

Sophia Shepard, BS, has served as a research assistant to explore the extent to which human service programs successfully refer individuals to substance use treatment. She supported website development and product development for the teaching of Botvin Life Skills in rural MD communities while an intern with the University of Maryland Extension’s Rural Opioid Task Force. She also is focused on several graduate and undergraduate academic projects around telehealth including architecting a telehealth system to be implemented into primary care clinics. She currently serves as the IT Lead on the HRSA Bureau of Primary Care Behavioral Health Technical Assistance initiative. 

Earn 1.5 continuing education credits for each CoP session, with a maximum of 12 CEs for participation in all eight sessions.