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: 2016-16
AHRQ Product(s): Preventing Falls in Hospitals Toolkit
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Prevention
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: Vanderbilt University Hospital
Date: November 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-17
AHRQ Product(s): Patient Safety Network (PSNet), WebM&M
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Prevention, Academic Curricula
Geographic Location: Maine
Implementer: University of Southern Maine
Date: November 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-06
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Primary Care, Prevention
Geographic Location: California, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington
Implementer: American Cancer Society
Date: July 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-31
AHRQ Product(s): Publications
Topic(s): Pediatrics, Prevention, Primary Care
Geographic Location: Texas
Implementer: University of Texas Medical Branch
Date: November 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-28
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC), U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Topic(s): Prevention, Health Information Technology (HIT)
Geographic Location: United States of America, International
Implementer: DynaMed
Date: October 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-05
AHRQ Product(s): National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)
Topic(s): Academic Curricula, Consumer Health, Prevention, Disparities
Geographic Location: Arizona
Implementer: College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
Date: March 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: CP3-13-12
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management, Prevention, Disparities
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Date: December 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-13-11
AHRQ Product(s): U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Topic(s): Prevention and Care Management, Prevention
Geographic Location: Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Implementer: Providence Medical Group, Providence Medical Group
Date: December 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CP3-64
AHRQ Product(s): Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS), U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Topic(s): Academic Curricula, Prevention
Geographic Location: New Jersey
Implementer: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine
Date: November 2011

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