Establishing an AHRQ Learning Collaborative, A White Paper

Contract Final Report

This contract final report explores the feasibility of creating and managing an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) learning collaborative to facilitate sharing of knowledge and expertise among the program directors and current and former trainees from the T32 health services research training programs sponsored by the agency.

Prepared by:

Jon Chilingerian, PhD
Signe Peterson Flieger, MSW, MA
Andrew Hart, MPH, MA

Awarded to: Professional and Scientific Associates
Reston, VA

Contract: 290-10-000190 

Contents

Executive Summary

  1. Introduction
  2. Background
  3. Theoretical Frameworks
  4. Existing Learning Collaboratives
  5. Developing an AHRQ Learning Collaborative
  6. Intersection of the AHRQ Learning Collaborative and the Health Services Research Community
  7. Recommendations for the AHRQ Learning Collaborative
  8. Next Steps

References

Appendix A. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality T32 Training Programs

Appendix B. Federal Training Programs in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Appendix C. Existing Learning Collaboratives and Networks

Appendix D. Sample Interview Protocol

Appendix E. 2005 Health Services Research (HSR) Core Competencies

Appendix F. Core Competencies and Learning and Evaluation Opportunities

Appendix G. Existing Health Services Research Resources

This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without permission.

The authors of this report are affiliated with Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. None of the authors have any affiliations or financial involvements that conflict with material presented in this report.

The opinions presented in this report are those of the authors, who are responsible for its content, and do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Acknowledgments

We acknowledge and thank the following individuals for their assistance with this project: Genevieve Buser, Tim Carey, Sunita Desai, Bryan Dowd, Eva DuGoff, Ashley Fox, Rebecca Garrett, Brenda Harding, Erin Holve, Charlotte Jones, Andrea Kabcenell, Eric Kokuma, Carol Lange, Bernard (Bernie) Lau, Vanessa Lybanon-Daigle, Courtney Rees Lyles, Diane Martin, Erin Murphy, Michael Parchman, Karen Rudzinski, Lisa Simpson, Maureen Smith, Jodi Sperber, Kathrin Stoller, Stacey Valentine, Jonathan Weiner, Christina Yuan.

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: Establishing an AHRQ Learning Collaborative, A White Paper: Contract Final Report. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/learningcollab/index.html