Guidelines and Measures Updates

Statement about the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

Funding to support AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) ended on July 16, 2018.

The NGC was originally created in 1998 by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans (now America's Health Insurance Plans). This partnership ended in 2002. The contract that supports the NGC ends this month and funds are not available to continue support for the NGC.

AHRQ's decision to close the NGC has elicited significant feedback from the health care field, and the Agency appreciates the passionate support that users have expressed. AHRQ is exploring options to support the NGC in the future and will continue to do so even while the site remains offline.

AHRQ will provide updates on the status of the NGC as more information becomes available. For more information, please contact Mary Nix.

Guideline Submission Notice

Funding to support AHRQ's NGC contract ended on July 16, 2018. To allow time for summaries and National Guideline Clearinghouse Extent Adherence to Trustworthy Standards (NEATS) assessments to be posted to the NGC Web site by July 2018, guidelines were no longer accepted for inclusion as of March 5, 2018. Additional information will be posted when AHRQ can announce next steps for NGC.

Page last reviewed July 2018
Page originally created July 2018
Internet Citation: Guidelines and Measures Updates. Content last reviewed July 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/gam/updates/index.html