Disseminating Evidence into Practice
AHRQ disseminates the most up-to-date evidence and tools into practices so that they can implement evidence-based practices to improve the care of their patients. AHRQ synthesizes the evidence and disseminates it through programs such as its Evidence-Based Practice Centers, EvidenceNOW initiatives, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research projects, and other initiatives.
- Evidence-based Practice Centers: AHRQ's Evidence-Based Practice Centers produce evidence reports on medications, devices, and other healthcare services to help clinicians, patients, and policymakers make informed, evidence-based decisions about healthcare.
- EvidenceNow Projects: AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW projects use practice facilitation to help primary care practices implement the latest evidence on advancing heart health, managing unhealthy alcohol use, and managing urinary incontinence among women.
- Person-centered Healthcare: Gathering Stakeholder Input on Evidence and Implementation (PDF, 430 KB): This project, begun in June 2022, will help identify high-priority clinical preventive services, explore new ways to deliver equitable, person-centered clinical preventive services, and identify strategies to reduce disparities.
- EvidenceNOW Tools for Change: This curated repository of tools and resources helps primary care practices make changes to build their capacity to engage in quality improvement and implement the best evidence.
- Evidence Reports, Reviews, and Technical Briefs: A searchable database of evidence-based reports and briefs on varied health topics.
- Registry of Patient Registries: This registry is a searchable database of existing patient disease registries in the United States.