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: 2017-04
AHRQ Product(s): Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Health Care Quality, Outcomes, Patient Experience
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Library Association; National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
Date: April 2017
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: 2015-34
AHRQ Product(s): Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality, Health Literacy, Clinician-Patient Communication
Geographic Location: North Carolina
Implementer: G and G Healthcare P.C.
Date: December 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-13-04
AHRQ Product(s): Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Consumer Health, Aging
Geographic Location: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas
Implementer: National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Date: April 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-12-05
AHRQ Product(s): Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Men's Health
Geographic Location: Texas
Implementer: Area Agency on Aging of the Permian Basin
Date: August 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-12-02
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Health Literacy
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Implementer: Highmark, Inc.
Date: May 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: Multi-Center-10-02
AHRQ Product(s): Chartered Value Exchange Learning Network, Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Consumer Health
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: New York Quality Alliance
Date: March 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: Multi-Center-09-01
AHRQ Product(s): Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Academic Curricula
Geographic Location: Wisconsin
Implementer: Marshfield Clinic, Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc.
Date: September 2009
Impact Case Study Identifier: OCKT-09-02
AHRQ Product(s): Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Date: July 2009
Impact Case Study Identifier: OCKT-08-02
AHRQ Product(s): Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Minnesota
Implementer: Park Nicollet Health Services
Date: September 2008