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