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: 2017-03
AHRQ Product(s): Project ECHO
Topic(s): Access to Care, Aging, Care Coordination, Chronic Care, Health Care Quality, Health Information Technology (HIT), Mental Health, Rural Health, Telehealth
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: University of Rochester Medical Center
Date: April 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-12-04
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Access to Care, Disparities
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Date: August 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-11-02
AHRQ Product(s): Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Safety Net Monitoring Initiative
Topic(s): Quality, Access to Care
Geographic Location: Missouri
Implementer: Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services
Date: September 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CQuiPS-68
AHRQ Product(s): CAHPS, Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Quality, Access to Care
Geographic Location: Hawaii
Implementer: Hawaii Department of Human Services
Date: August 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CQuIPS-22
AHRQ Product(s): Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS)
Topic(s): Access to Care, Emergency Preparedness
Geographic Location: Virginia
Implementer: Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital
Date: November 2009
Impact Case Study Identifier: COE-09-02
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Access to Care, Mental Health, Disparities
Geographic Location: Texas
Implementer: Su Clinica Familiar
Date: February 2009
Impact Case Study Identifier: Multi-Center-07-01
AHRQ Product(s): CAHPS, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)
Topic(s): Quality, Access to Care
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Commonwealth Fund
Date: February 2007
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-06-07
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Prevention Quality Indicators, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Access to Care
Geographic Location: Connecticut
Implementer: Connecticut Office of Health Care Access
Date: May 2006
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-05-03
AHRQ Product(s): Safety Net Monitoring Initiative
Topic(s): Access to Care
Geographic Location: Oregon
Implementer: State of Oregon
Date: August 2005
Impact Case Study Identifier: CFACT-05-01
AHRQ Product(s): Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Topic(s): Quality, Access to Care
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Date: February 2004