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Effective Health Care Program

John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science

The John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science translates Evidence-based Practice Center Program research findings into information that can be used by consumers, health care professionals, and policymakers. The Eisenberg Center develops products to support informed, shared, and evidence-based health care decisions regarding tests or treatments for different types of health conditions. The products, including research summaries and patient decision aids are presented in short, easy-to-use formats.

In addition to its dissemination activities via the Effective Health Care Program Web site, the Eisenberg Center works with local and national partners, who support the dissemination efforts of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) by sharing products across their respective organizations and institutions. The Eisenberg Center also convenes meetings with patient and consumer organizations to identify additional opportunities to disseminate AHRQ’s research findings.

Lastly, the Eisenberg Center hosts a conference of experts in health communication, health literacy, shared decisionmaking, and other fields who discuss state-of the-art concepts in communication and medical decisionmaking. Conference attendees produce scholarly white papers that offer insight into how advances in medical science can be translated into clinical decisionmaking and improved health communication.