About EvidenceNOW

Launched in 2015, EvidenceNOW is a real-world research project dedicated to accelerating the use of evidence to improve primary care in America.

Recognizing the importance of primary care to our Nation’s health care system, AHRQ established a network of seven regional cooperatives that provided support services to small- and medium-sized primary care practices to help them integrate evidence-based approaches into patient care more quickly and effectively. With a focus on heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States, the cooperatives offered services to the practices to help them improve delivery of heart health care. Since its inception, EvidenceNOW has worked with more than 5,000 clinicians at 1,500 practices that serve 8 million patients.

EvidenceNOW includes two levels of evaluation—at both the regional and national levels—to determine which supports and services led to improvements in health care delivery.

In this way, EvidenceNOW is improving health care now and in the future by creating a blueprint for improving primary care across the Nation.

Explore the links below to learn more about EvidenceNOW.

Page last reviewed September 2018
Page originally created July 2018
Internet Citation: About EvidenceNOW. Content last reviewed September 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/evidencenow/about/background/index.html