PRAPARE Innovation and Engagement Awards: Apply Now!

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The Kresge Foundation, NACHC, AAPCHO, OPCA
Between 2013 – 2016, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), collaborated with the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), the Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA), and the Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF) to develop one of the first national standardized assessment protocols that allows providers to collect patient-level data on the social determinants of health in the Electronic Health Record (EHR). It is known as PRAPARE for the Protocol for Respond to and Assessing Patients' Assets, Risks, and Experiences (www.nachc.org/prapare). Over three years, national PRAPARE partners developed the assessment tool; worked with four health center/health center network teams to develop free Electronic Health Record (EHR) PRAPARE templates for eClinicalWorks, NextGen, GE Centricity, and Epic; tested the tool in health center workflow; and packaged the lessons learned, workflow models used, and interventions in a PRAPARE Implementation and Action Toolkit.