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: 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: 2016-15
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: 2016-03
AHRQ Product(s): Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT), Publications
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Consumer Information and Education
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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: 2015-34
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: 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: 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: 2015-02
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Chronic Care, Disparities
Geographic Location: International
Implementer: Grupo Saned
Date: March 2015

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