- Who Is Involved in the Effective Health Care Program
Who is Involved in the Effective Health Care Program
The Effective Health Care (EHC) Program partners with networks of researchers and clinical teams across North America, using input from stakeholders throughout the process of research, systematic review, translation, dissemination, and implementation of research findings.
- Individual investigators and their research groups at academic institutions and other research centers generate new evidence from original research.
- Healthcare Horizon Scanning System identifies new and emerging issues for comparative effectiveness review investments.
- Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) perform in-depth reviews of existing evidence.
- The DEcIDE (Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness) Research Network gathers new knowledge on specific treatments and health care services.
- Centers for Education & Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) conduct research and educate clinicians and consumers about drugs, biologicals, and medical devices.
- The Scientific Resource Center provides scientific support for the EHC Program.
Translation, Dissemination and Implementation
- The John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science organizes the research results into summaries and other tools that are useful to clinicians, health care policymakers, and patients.
- The National Initiative for Promoting Evidence-Based Health Information disseminates the research and related products through media outreach, national partnership development, and online virtual centers.
- The Regional Partnership Development Offices work to establish and cultivate sustainable dissemination partnerships at the State, regional, and local levels.
- Online Continuing Education develops and accredits continuing education modules based on the Program’s research results for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and other allied health professionals.
- The Academic Detailing project provided in-person visits to clinicians and health care system decisionmakers to help them understand and use the research. This project ended in September 2013.
- The Systematic Dissemination Program Evaluation measured the effectiveness of the National Initiative for Promoting Evidence-Based Health Information, the Regional Partnership Development Offices, the Online Continuing Education, and the Academic Detailing projects by assessing awareness, understanding, and behavior changes or use among target audiences. This project ended in September 2013.
- The Community Forum aimed to improve and expand public and stakeholder engagement in AHRQ’s comparative effectiveness research and EHC Program. This project ended in December 2013.
- Stakeholder Groups provided different perspectives on the EHC Program from individual members of the Group. View the 2010-2012 Stakeholder Group. This project ended in July 2012.