Appendix 3-B. Clearance Process for Media Interviews
Interview requests from major media outlets (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, ABC News, CNN, etc.) about research from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) must be submitted to AHRQ's Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer (OCKT). OCKT is required to clear interviews with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Communications before the interview occurs.
Please contact Alison Hunt at (301) 427-1244 or Alison.Hunt@ahrq.hhs.gov to request clearance. Arranging interviews before receiving approval is not permitted.
Interview requests should be submitted promptly. Using the Media Interview Request Template below, requestors should provide as much information as possible on who will be conducting the interview, who will be interviewed, what the topic is, why the request was made, where the interview will take place, and when the interview may occur. The requestor should also provide a brief summary of proposed responses to questions and key messages.
Media Interview Request Template
Phone no. (nos.):
Additional information: (This can include special instructions or questions from AHRQ staff, a list of specific questions raised by the reporter, etc.)
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