AHRQ’s Prevention/Care Management Portfolio works to improve the delivery of primary care services in order to meet Americans’ needs for high quality, safe, effective, and efficient clinical prevention and chronic disease care.
Evidence-based research provides the basis for sound clinical practice guidelines and recommendations. The database of guidelines available from the National Guideline Clearinghouse and the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force are especially useful.
Clinical information on evidence-based practice, medical effectiveness, pharmaceutical therapy, screenings, preventive services, and outcomes research
AHRQ offers several curriculum tools that health care professionals can use to make care safer and improve their communication and teamwork skills. Information on these tools is provided here.
AHRQ's research in evidence implementation includes a $30 million investment of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act budget to fund 21 grants to extend the reach and impact of AHRQ's comparative effectiveness research products. This portfolio is aimed at hard-to-reach populations, including the elderly; those with limited English proficiency, limited education, or limited insurance coverage; those with minority or immigrant status or health literacy problems; or other underserved populations.
AHRQ’s mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.