AHRQ's Knowledge Transfer Program

AHRQ’S Knowledge Transfer (KT) Program is intended to accelerate the dissemination and implementation of AHRQ’s evidence-based products, tools, and research findings into the health care system.

What Is AHRQ's Knowledge Transfer Program?

The KT Program focuses on disseminating AHRQ’s evidence-based products, tools, and research to specific audiences. These projects fall under the Indefinite Deliverables Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract classification.

What Is Indefinite Deliverables Indefinite Quantity?

The KT IDIQ contract is a mechanism that supports AHRQ’s mission and priorities. It is structured as follows:

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Ongoing Projects

Description: This project seeks to integrate the newly revised TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Master Trainer Course Curriculum into the TeamSTEPPS in Long-Term Care version, and then focus test with target audiences (e.g., nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, and so on) and revise the materials as necessary.

  1. Title: Technical Assistance for Grantees Under the AHRQ Initiative Accelerating the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings Into Primary Care Practice
    Description: This project focuses on providing technical assistance to grantees of two FOAs—eight implementation grantees and one evaluation grantee—by providing a range of data and logistical support.
    Contact: Priscilla Novak (Priscilla.Novak@ahrq.hhs.gov)

  2. Title: Educating the Educators: Developing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Tools for the People Who Educate Consumers, Patients, and Caregivers
    Description: This project seeks to create tools and a train-the-trainer workshop curriculum to educate clinicians about using patient-centered outcomes research in shared decisionmaking.
    Contact: Priscilla Novak (Priscilla.Novak@ahrq.hhs.gov).

  3. Title: Implementing AHRQ Tools for Nurses To Improve Quality of Care
    Description: This project supports nurses' awareness, implementation, and ongoing use of AHRQ’s evidence-based resources in a variety of nursing organizations. It creates, accredits, and makes available seven unique Web conferences that promote the use of AHRQ's evidence-based resources, such as the Effective Health Care Program, ePSS, and Patient Safety in Long-Term Care training modules, respectively.
    Contact: Priscilla Novak (Priscilla.Novak@ahrq.hhs.gov).
    To view the continuing education, please visit http://ce.ahrq.gov/nurses/.

  4. Title: TeamSTEPPS® On-Line Training
    Description: This project consists of converting, implementing, and evaluating the existing TeamSTEPPS® Master training course curriculum, currently available as an in-person workshop, to an online accredited training program paired with technical assistance and Master Trainer certification.
    Contact: Joanne Robinson (Joanne.Robinson@ahrq.hhs.gov).
    To view the continuing education, please visit http://ce.ahrq.gov/teamstepps/.

  5. Title: Continuing Education of Comparative Effectiveness Research
    Description: This project aims to expand the dissemination of online continuing education by creating new modules based on comparative effectiveness research (CER).
    Contact: Priscilla Novak (Priscilla.Novak@ahrq.hhs.gov).

  6. Title: Enhancing Hospital Patient Safety Programs Using Key Tools
    Description: This project seeks to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of an in-person and virtual training program that will help hospitals implement and integrate into daily practice two different AHRQ tools to improve patient safety: (1) Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care and (2) Preventing Falls in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care.
    Contact: Margie Shofer (Margie.Shofer@ahrq.hhs.gov)
  7. Title: National Webinars To Conduct Interactive Presentations on Health Information Technology (IT) Implementation and Use
    Description: This project focuses on providing four National Webinars for the timely dissemination of information regarding the implementation and use of health IT.
    Contact: Priscilla Novak (Priscilla.Novak@ahrq.hhs.gov)
    To view Webinar announcements, please visit http://healthit.ahrq.gov/events.

  8. Title: TeamSTEPPS in Long-Term Care
    Description: This project seeks to integrate the newly revised TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Master Trainer Course Curriculum into the TeamSTEPPS in Long-Term Care version, and then focus test with target audiences (e.g., nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, and so on) and revise the materials as necessary.
    Contact: Joanne Robinson (Joanne.Robinson@ahrq.hhs.gov).

Archived Projects

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Page last reviewed July 2016
Page originally created May 2014
Internet Citation: AHRQ's Knowledge Transfer Program. Content last reviewed July 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/ockt/kt/index.html