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 and apply the data they need to better understand their patients’ social determinants of health.
As providers are increasingly held accountable for reaching population health goals, they need tools and strategies to identify the upstream socioeconomic drivers of poor outcomes and higher costs. With this data, they can transform care with integrated services to meet the needs of their patients, address the social determinants of health, and demonstrate the value they bring to patients, communities, and payers.
PRAPARE is both a standardized patient social risk assessment tool consisting of a set of national core measures as well as a process for addressing the social determinants at both the patient and population levels. By using PRAPARE, providers can better target clinical and non-clinical care (often in partnership with other community-based organizations) to drive care transformation, delivery system integration, as well as improved health and cost reductions.
PRAPARE has been a multi-year effort between the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, the Oregon Primary Care Association, and the Institute for Alternative Futures.