Office of the Director (OD)

Directs the activities of AHRQ to ensure the achievement of strategic objectives.

Specifically, the Office of the Director:

  • Provides overall leadership for the Agency.
  • Maintains the scientific integrity and objectivity of the Agency's research.
  • Directs and coordinates the Agency's research, research training programs, and dissemination activities.
  • Ensures that Agency programs support Administration goals and objectives.
  • Represents the Agency within the Department, at the highest levels of Government, and to the public.
  • Coordinates the legislative activities of the Agency, the review and clearance of Department and other Federal policies and regulations, and reports to Congress.
  • Controls the flow of correspondence and official documents entering and leaving the Agency.
  • Manages the National Advisory Council.
  • Supports the AHRQ Ombuds.
Page last reviewed August 2013
Internet Citation: Office of the Director (OD). August 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/od/index.html