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: 2016-02
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: 2016-01
AHRQ Product(s): CAUTI Toolkit, Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Geographic Location: North Carolina
Implementer: CaroMont Regional Medical Center
Date: March 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: 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: COE-12-03
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Medicaid, Mental Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: North Carolina
Implementer: North Carolina's Medicaid
Date: September 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-12-04
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: North Carolina
Implementer: Montgomery Memorial Hospital
Date: February 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CQuIPS-75
AHRQ Product(s): Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS), QIO Learning Network
Topic(s): Blood Clots
Geographic Location: North Carolina
Implementer: North Carolina
Date: November 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-09-04
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Prevention Quality Indicators, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Policy, Quality
Geographic Location: North Carolina
Implementer: North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance
Date: January 2009
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-08-10
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Disparities
Geographic Location: North Carolina
Implementer: Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health
Date: June 2008
Impact Case Study Identifier: OEREP-08-01
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Women's Health, Pediatrics, Disparities
Geographic Location: North Carolina
Implementer: North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation
Date: May 2008

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