Social Determinants of Health: Application of the PRAPARE Toolkit within an Integrated Behavioral Health Care Setting Community of Practice

Posted 5/9/2022 (updated 6/13/2022)

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.  

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

The following slide decks for sessions 1-7 are available:

  1. PRAPARE CoP Orientation
  2. Planning for SDoH/PRAPARE Implementation Pt. 1
  3. Planning for SDoH/PRAPARE Implementation Pt. 2
  4. Using the Five Rights Framework to Develop a PRAPARE Implementation Workflow
  5. Collecting and Assessing Your PRAPARE Data Pt. 1
  6. Collecting and Assessing Your PRAPARE Data Pt. 1
  7. Responding to Your PRAPARE Data Pt. 1