AHRQ Strategic Plan
As 1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supports health services research initiatives that seek to improve the quality of health care in America. AHRQ's mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
AHRQ works to fulfill its mission by conducting and supporting health services research, both within AHRQ as well as in leading academic institutions, hospitals, physicians' offices, health care systems, and many other settings across the country. The Agency has a broad research portfolio that touches on nearly every aspect of health care.
The Agency is guided by and supports the strategic plan goals of HHS. AHRQ's activities, along with the activities of other Operating Divisions of HHS, contribute to HHS strategic goals. Select to access the HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives for Fiscal Years 2004-09.