Share updated information and new research findings and products with members via social media, your Web site, e-newsletters, and email alerts to keep them updated on the latest evidence-based comparative research from AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program.
If your organization serves:
If your organization serves patients and caregivers:
Visit AHRQ online
Patients and caregivers can visit www.ahrq.gov/treatmentoptions to download treatment summaries for their next medical appointment.
See the Treatment Options videos to help patients and caregivers understand how to explore and compare their treatment options and prepare during important decision points in their health care:
These videos are also available in Spanish:
- Fuiste diagnosticado recientemente (Newly Diagnosed)
- Consideras otras opciones (Considering other Choices)
- Cuidas de un ser querido (Caring for a Loved One)
To help patients understand how to help prevent errors, AHRQ has created five 2-minute videos on Navigating the Health Care System. In these videos, former AHRQ Director Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy gives patients advice on and examples of questions to ask about medical tests, surgery, and medicines.
- Asking Questions To Get the Care You Need (2:33, 32 MB)
- Asking Questions About Medical Tests (2:08, 26 MB)
- What To Ask Before Surgery (2:36, 32 MB)
- Tips for Taking Medicines Safely (2:31, 32 MB)
- Where Medical Errors Occur and How To Avoid Them (2:29, 33 MB)
Note: These videos complement Dr. Clancy's previous monthly Navigating the Health Care System advice column.
Sign up for email updates
Invite your members to learn more about comparative effectiveness research and sign up to receive emails about the latest information from the Effective Health Care Program or specific topics of interest.
Listen to podcasts
Healthcare 411 is a free online resource that educates and empowers patients with evidence-based information. Weekly audio programs feature patient-friendly health news and information. Subscribers to Healthcare 411 can listen to relevant and timely information and are encouraged to take an active role in their health care.
The podcasts cover a variety of topics on health conditions ranging from asthma and diabetes to heart disease and cancer, in both English and Spanish. Examples of podcasts include the following—
- Comparative Effectiveness—What Is It?
- Comparative Effectiveness Research: What It Means for You
- Comparative Effectiveness—Comparing Treatment Options
Share Web buttons
Help your members find the latest resources to help them explore and compare their treatment options by posting a Web button on your organization’s Web page. AHRQ created a series of general and condition-specific Web buttons that can be easily embedded on your page. Each button links to a specific AHRQ EHC Program resource.
If your organization serves health professionals:
Visit AHRQ online
Health professionals can access resources via the Clinical Bottom Line page at www.ahrq.gov/clinicalbottomline.
Share free CME/CE activities
CME/CE activities are available on the EHC Program Web site free of charge for the following health conditions and methods.
- Breathing Conditions
- Developmental Delays, ADHD, Autism
- Digestive System Conditions
- Genitourinary Conditions
- Heart and Blood Vessel Conditions
- Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDs
- Mental Health
- Muscle, Bone, and Joint Conditions
- Ophthalmologic Conditions
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Renal Disease
- AHRQ Training Modules for the Systematic Reviews Methods Guide
- Comparative Effectiveness Research: Relevance and Applications to Pharmacy
CME/CE activities are also available on the AHRQ Web site free of charge.
View Webcasts and Web conferences
Webcasts bring together researchers and clinicians to discuss research findings and their impact on future research needs on topics ranging from specific health conditions to nonclinical topics. Recent Webcasts include the following—
- Applying Existing Evidence to Diabetes Care
- Applying Existing Evidence to Guide Prescription Medication Use
- Integrating Comparative Effectiveness Research Into Everyday Practice
- What Works for Depression? An Evidence-based Comparison of Treatment Options
- Heart-Wise: AHRQ and Million Hearts Share Evidence and Outcomes for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
Search the slide library
The Effective Health Care Program’s slide library contains PowerPoint presentations for faculty who educate students, clinicians, researchers, and other health professionals. Each presentation contains slides, talking points, references linked to PubMed, and keywords to find additional slides on a similar topic. Each slide can be viewed and downloaded, or the slide library can be searched by keyword to assemble a custom presentation.
Clinicians can search for research summaries, research reviews, research reports, CME/CE activities, Webcasts, and other resources by health condition or keyword using an online search. A list of future reports and summaries is available on the upcoming research summaries section of the AHRQ Web site.
Share Web buttons
Help your members access the latest Treatment Options resources by posting a Web button on your organization’s Web page. Web buttons are available on a variety of health conditions, each linking to a specific AHRQ EHC Program resource.
If your organization serves policymakers:
Summaries of research findings for policymakers can help support policy decision making. Clinician and patient summaries can help policymakers learn about comparative effectiveness research on a broad range of health topics. Policymakers can identify the materials of interest to them by browsing clinician and patient summaries by topic.
Policymakers can search for research summaries, research reviews, research reports, and other materials by health condition or keyword using an online search. A list of future reports and materials is on the upcoming research summaries section of the AHRQ Web site.