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: 2017-09
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Pediatrics, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Date: June 2017
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: 2015-17
AHRQ Product(s): Emergency Severity Index
Topic(s): Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Women's Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Date: July 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-08
AHRQ Product(s): Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT)
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Women's Health, Pediatrics, Consumer Information and Education
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: The Center for Health Literacy Promotion (CHLP)
Date: April 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: COE-13-04
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Pharmaceuticals, Mental Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: Maryland
Implementer: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Date: April 2013
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: KT-COE-100
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Women's Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: Arizona
Implementer: Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Date: May 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE-102
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Policy, Pharmaceuticals, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: Minnesota, New Hampshire, Washington, Wyoming
Implementer: States of NH, MN, WA, WY
Date: May 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE-101
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Women's Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: Ohio
Implementer: Ohio Medicaid
Date: May 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CDOM/COE-67
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Policy, Women's Health, Heart Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: Washington
Implementer: Washington State Medicaid
Date: July 2011

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