On September 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced over $87 million in awards to support health center IT enhancements, including more than $5 million for 63 New York State FQHCs. Congratulations to the awardees!
If your health center set aside funds in its application to collaborate with CHCANYS and other health centers in a pilot of PRAPARE (Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patient Assets, Risks, and Experiences), or would like more information the opportunity, please reach out to Amy (Tammam) Freiman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developed by NACHC and piloted nationwide with participating FQHCs, PRAPARE is a standardized tool and process for collecting data on patient social determinants of health (SDH). Once collected in a standardize manner across health centers, this SDH data can be leveraged to develop benchmarks for demonstrating FQHC value and improving population health. Read more about PRAPARE here.