AHRQ’s evidence-based tools and resources are used by organizations nationwide to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care. The Agency’s Impact Case Studies highlight these successes, describing the use and impact of AHRQ-funded tools by State and Federal policy makers, health systems, clinicians, academicians, and other professionals.

Tell us how you're using our research or tools using these AHRQ Impact Case Studies criteria or contact us at ImpactCaseStudies@ahrq.hhs.gov.


Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-04
AHRQ Product(s): CAHPS, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)
Geographic Location: Maryland
Implementer: Johns Hopkins HealthCare, LLC
Date: May 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-11-03
AHRQ Product(s): CAHPS, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Disparities
Geographic Location: Missouri
Implementer: University of Missouri Center for Health Policy/Health Literacy Missouri
Date: September 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CQuiPS-68
AHRQ Product(s): CAHPS, Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Quality, Access to Care
Geographic Location: Hawaii
Implementer: Hawaii Department of Human Services
Date: August 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE-33
AHRQ Product(s): CAHPS, Effective Health Care Program, Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Outcomes, Mental Health
Geographic Location: Iowa
Implementer: Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
Date: March 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: Multi-Center-07-01
AHRQ Product(s): CAHPS, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)
Topic(s): Quality, Access to Care
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Commonwealth Fund
Date: February 2007
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuiPS-05-04
AHRQ Product(s): CAHPS
Topic(s): Quality
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: MetroPlus Health Plan
Date: August 2005