Screening for SDOH using the PRAPARE Toolkit

September 10, 2020

WSHA is presenting a PRAPARE toolkit webinar from 10:00-11:00a.m. on Sept. 22 in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO). This toolkit is a great introduction to setting up SDOH screening workflows in hospitals – one of the Medicaid Quality Incentive (MQI) measures this year. Hospitals not already meeting the MQI SDOH screening metric may find the webinar especially helpful.

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, transform care to meet the needs of their patients, and ultimately improve health and reduce costs. PRAPARE is both a standardized patient risk assessment tool as well as a process and collection of resources to identify and act on the social determinants of health. The PRAPARE Implementation and Action Toolkit is designed to provide interested users with the resources, best practices, and lessons learned to guide implementation, data collection, and responses to social determinant needs.

Webinar objectives include:

  • Evidence of the importance of screening for social determinants of health (SDOH), such as housing instability, food insecurity and transportation challenges, particularly as it relates to health equity
  • An overview of the PRAPARE Implementation and Action Toolkit modules
  • Considerations for adopting SDOH screening in the hospital setting, including developing workflow, coding and documenting data and developing referral networks
  • Examples of successful hospital adoption of PRAPARE SDOH screening protocols.


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