Written by: Center for Care Innovations

The Center for Care Innovations selected Asian Health Services (AHS) as one of seven organizations to participate in Roles Outside of Traditional Systems, or ROOTS, a one-year learning collaborative focused on the role of community health clinics in addressing patients’ social needs.

Prior to applying for ROOTS, AHS was a pilot site for implementing the PRAPARE tool, a social needs screening process developed by the National Association of Community Health Centers, the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, and the Oregon Primary Care Association. With the ROOTS grant, AHS saw an opportunity to expand its PRAPARE work and improve its response to the needs surfaced through screenings.

The following case study was prepared by the Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network (SIREN) at the University of California, San Francisco.