Suggested Activities

National Partnership Network

Connect With AHRQ—Engage Your Community

As a partner, you’ll play an important role in the promotion and use of research tools from AHRQ’s Effective Health Care (EHC) Program. Getting involved is simple. Whether your organization serves patients, caregivers, clinicians, or policymakers, the Treatment Options initiative offers many ways for you and your colleagues to join the effort to expand the use of evidence-based information in health care decisionmaking. Please email us at EHC_Outreach@ahrq.hhs.gov if you’d like ideas or templates. Meanwhile, here are some suggested activities to get started—

Sign Up

  • Become part of the National Partnership Network by joining more than 500 national and State organizations that support the EHC Program and the increased use of evidence-based research findings. If you are already a partner, share your feedback with us at EHC_Outreach@ahrq.hhs.gov.

Inform the Research

Stay Informed

  • Keep current on research findings and other important updates by signing up for the EHC Inside Track newsletter.   
  • Get text messages about new research findings on a variety of health conditions. Text COMPARE to 22764 to learn about the Treatment Options text-messaging program. Text MISALUD to 22764 to learn about the Toma las riendas text-messaging program.

Share the Tools

  • Order free clinician and patient summaries for health professionals, patients, and caregivers. Patient summaries are available in English and Spanish. Call 1-800-358-9295 and use code C-01, or contact us at EHC_Outreach@ahrq.hhs.gov. We’ll ship materials to your organization, conference, or members’ offices.
  • Alert your members to AHRQ's free continuing medical education/continuing education (CME/CE) activities. Modules on a variety of health conditions are accredited for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, and health educators.

Add to the Momentum

  • Encourage other organizations to become a partner in the Treatment Options initiative.
  • Be a featured partner in the Treatment Options initiative. Send us stories or videos of how your organization is using EHC Program resources to help people explore and compare their treatment options. Email us at EHC_Outreach@ahrq.hhs.gov.
  • Use Facebook in English or Spanish to share information about the Treatment Options initiative.
  • Create a dedicated comparative effectiveness research section on your Web site featuring the Treatment Options initiative.
  • Host an educational Web conference featuring EHC Program reports and products. Develop a session for a meeting, conference, or health fair.

Spread the Word

Current as of June 2013
Internet Citation: Suggested Activities: National Partnership Network. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/partnership/partnertoolssa.html