Prevention & Care Management Portfolio

Improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of the delivery of evidence-based preventive services and chronic care management in ambulatory care settings.

Preventing disease and helping patients maximize health and function over the life span are two essential activities of a well-functioning health care system. AHRQ’s Prevention/Care Management Portfolio works to improve the delivery of primary care services in order to meet the needs of the American population for high quality, safe, effective, and efficient clinical prevention and chronic disease care.

To accomplish this work, the Prevention/Care Management Portfolio supports health services and behavioral research and maximizes the investment of Federal resources through a commitment to collaborative partnerships with Federal partners and other stakeholders committed to improving the health of the Nation. The portfolio’s initiatives include:

  • The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of nationally renowned, non-Federal experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that assesses the benefits and harms of preventive services and makes recommendations about which preventive services should be incorporated routinely into primary care practice.
  • The Patient-Centered Medical Home, a model to improve health care by transforming how primary care is organized and delivered that ensures care is patient-centered, comprehensive, and accessible, coordinated across the health care system, and uses a systems-based approach to quality and safety. In addition, this model strives to ensure care is coordinated across the health care system, and uses a systems-based approach to quality and safety.
  • The Practice-Based Research Network that rapidly develops and assesses methods and tools to ensure that new scientific evidence is incorporated into real-world practice settings.
Page last reviewed September 2012
Internet Citation: Prevention & Care Management Portfolio. September 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.