Multimedia Resources

National Partnership Network

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 the 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, and the English or Spanish Facebook page to download treatment summaries for their next medical appointment.

Text to learn

Patients and caregivers can text COMPARE (English) or MISALUD (Spanish) to 22764 to learn about treatment options for a variety of health conditions. Pass along information on the Treatment Options text-messaging program to your members or community.

View videos

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 health care:

To help patients understand how to help prevent errors, AHRQ has created five 2-minute videos onNavigating the Health Care System. In these videos, AHRQ Director Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy gives patients advice on and examples of questions to ask about medical tests, surgery, and medicines.

Note: These videos complement Dr. Clancy's monthlyNavigating 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—

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 clinicians:

Visit AHRQ online

Health care professionals can access resources via the Treatment Options page at www.ahrq.gov/clinicalbottomline.

Share free CME/CE activities

CME/CE activities are available free of charge for the following health conditions and methods.

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—

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:

Invite your members to use these free resources as background to inform policy decisions and educate stakeholders.

Summaries of research findings for policymakers can help support policy decisionmaking. Clinician and patient summaries are another useful resource for policymakers to 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.

Current as of June 2013
Internet Citation: Multimedia Resources. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/partnership/partnertoolsmr.html