About AHRQ

The mission, priority areas of focus, customers, and background of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) are summarized here.

Organization & Contacts

Information about AHRQ's organizational structure and contact information.

Mission & Budget

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

Other AHRQ Web Sites

With the support of contracting staff, AHRQ maintains several additional subsites to fulfill our mission. A list of these sites and a link to the description of their focus is provided here.

How AHRQ Research Helps People

In examining what works and does not work in health care, AHRQ's mission includes both translating research findings into better patient care and providing policymakers and other health care leaders with information needed to make critical health care decisions.

Job Opportunities

Information on employment opportunities at AHRQ and how to apply.

Maps & Directions

Map and Directions to AHRQ in Rockville, MD.

Other HHS Agencies

Information about other U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Agencies.

AHRQ Profile

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.