Efforts to improve American health care.

Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks III (ACTION III)

ACTION III is a contract mechanism the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) uses to support field-based delivery system research. Through ACTION III task orders, AHRQ supports and studies the development and testing of interventions designed to improve care delivery, and the dissemination and implementation of successful care delivery models in diverse care settings.

Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (CHIRI™)

The Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (CHIRI™) is an effort to supply policymakers information to help them improve access to, and the quality of, health care for low-income children.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (PCORTF)

AHRQ will disseminate findings from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and other government-funded entities that sponsor research on comparative clinical effectiveness.

Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRN)

PBRNs are groups of primary care clinicians and practices working together to answer community-based health care questions and translate research findings into practice. PBRNs engage clinicians in quality improvement activities and an evidence-based culture in primary care practice to improve the health of all Americans.

Internet Citation: Initiatives. Content last reviewed February 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.