A selection of tools and resources for health center use
Screening Tools & Resources
A growing number of health centers systematically screen patients for the non-clinical barriers that interfere with their patients’ ability to lead healthy, productive lives. Some clinics screen their entire patient population, and others prefer to focus on a smaller subset of patients like those with uncontrolled chronic conditions.
In partnership with the NACHC and AAPCHO, OPCA has developed a screening tool – Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks and Experiences (PRAPARE) to use in learning more about a patient’s context. To learn about the screening tool and it’s implementation toolkit visit: http://www.nachc.org/research-and-data/prapare/
Medical-Legal Partnerships integrates legal care into primary care to improve health. As the website notes, “Many of [the social determinants] can be traced to laws that are unfairly applied or under-enforced, often leading to the improper denial of services and benefits that are designed to help vulnerable people.”
Reach Out and Read – “prescribe a book, change a life” – promotes early literacy and school readiness in primary care.
Oregon Food Bank – The Oregon Food Bank partners with clinics and health systems to implement a validated two-question food security screening questionnaire. They provide options for assisting food insecure patients with connections to local food and nutrition resources through multilingual tools that can be integrated into your electronic health record.
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is a statewide organization that works with communities to end hunger before it begins. They provide resources, technical assistance for medical providers, and educational opportunities.
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