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: 2017-14
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Medication Safety, Outcomes, Patient Safety, Prescription Drugs
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: SinfoníaRx
Date: November 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-15
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Patient Safety
Geographic Location: International, New Zealand
Implementer: New Zealand Ministry of Health; Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand
Date: October 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-08
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Australia
Implementer: Tasmania Department of Health and Human Services
Date: August 2016
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: 2016-02
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT)
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Consumer Information and Education
Geographic Location: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
Implementer: Novant Health
Date: April 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-24
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Quality, Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Wisconsin
Implementer: Aurora Health Care
Date: August 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-21
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Patient Safety, Primary Care, Disparities
Geographic Location: Arkansas
Implementer: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Date: November 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-16
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management, Heart Failure, Prevention, Patient-Centered Medical Home
Geographic Location: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
Implementer: Novant Health
Date: September 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-08
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Kentucky
Implementer: Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center
Date: June 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-07
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Minnesota
Implementer: Mayo Clinic Transplant Center
Date: June 2014

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