Press Release Date: March 26, 2009
The National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and
Quality (AHRQ) will meet on Friday, April 3. The council provides
advice to AHRQ's director and to the Secretary of the Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS) on matters related to AHRQ. The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin with an update on the Agency's current research, programs, and initiatives.
The Council also will discuss the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and its investment in the AHRQ comparative effectiveness research program. The Recovery Act provides $1.1 billion for comparative effectiveness research: $300 million for AHRQ, $400 million for National Institutes of Health (NIH), and $400 million for the HHS Office of the Secretary. Public comment on AHRQ's comparative effectiveness program will be taken at approximately 11:30 a.m. In the afternoon, the Council will hear an update on the AHRQ Patient Safety portfolio and discuss future strategies.
Date: Friday, April 3, 2009
AHRQ's Eisenberg Conference Center
540 Gaither Road
Rockville, MD 20850
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Registration: No prior registration is required
Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations may contact Kaye
Nitta, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Program Support Center, by
E-mail: Kaye.Nitta@psc.hhs.gov, voice/relay at
(301) 443-1977, or TTY at (301) 443-1972.
For more information, please contact AHRQ Public Affairs: (301) 427-1855 or (301) 427-1866.
AHRQ National Advisory Council To Meet April 3.
Press Release, March 26, 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,
Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2009/nac0403pr.htm