Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Welcome to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Freedom of Information Act page. We hope you find that it facilitates your efforts to obtain public information about AHRQ programs.
- Please check to see if the information you are looking for is already available on AHRQ's Web Site before submitting a FOIA request. Start with our Frequently Asked Questions page. You can also use our Search and Browse features or our Publications & Products page to help you find what you are looking for.
- For current program information and to facilitate your efforts to obtain public information about the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) programs, go to the HHS FOIA Home Page.
- For a general overview of the Freedom of Information Act, read the United States Department of Justice Guide to the Freedom of Information Act.
How To Submit a FOIA Request
The Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C., Section 552), provides any individual access to Federal agency records, not otherwise accessible. For details, go to Instructions for Requesting Information.
Electronic FOIA Library
The Electronic FOIA Library contains annual FOIA reports, specific agency policy statements, opinions made in adjudication of cases, and an index of records released by FOIA that are likely to become the subject of subsequent FOIA requests.
AHRQ Public Reading Room
If you wish to visit the AHRQ Public Reading Room in person, it is located at:
AHRQ Information Resources Center
540 Gaither Road, Suite 1000
Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone: (301) 427-1280
Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.