What health care decisions are you struggling with? Would a review of the evidence help inform this decision? The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program wants to hear from you so that the program can identify important and relevant topics for future evidence reports.
The EPC Program reviews and summarizes the available evidence on current health care issues, such as tests, treatments, and methods of health care delivery, and describes their advantages or disadvantages. These reviews are based on relevant published and unpublished scientific literature and provide comprehensive, evidence-based information to consumers, clinicians, and policymakers. Evidence reports can help:
- Patients make better decisions about their health care options;
- Clinicians and policymakers understand the benefits and harms of different tests and treatments; and
- Health systems and policymakers understand the best options for implementing a new program or intervention.
Did you know that Federal agencies can contract with AHRQ through an Interagency Agreement (IAA) to conduct evidence reports?
IAA contracts do not require suggestions to be submitted via this Web page. To get started or for more information on the process of establishing an IAA with the AHRQ EPC Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before you get started
When you submit a suggestion, you are nominating a potential topic for a potential evidence report and subsequent resources produced for the Effective Health Care (EHC) Program to develop, disseminate, and implement.
Evidence reports are based on existing published research. Therefore, there must be sufficient published literature about a topic in order for an evidence report to be conducted. If you are interested in submitting ideas for new primary research funding (i.e., not a topic for evidence report), go to Funding Announcements.
Submit your suggestion
Please fill in the form below as completely as possible and click on "submit" at the end. If you prefer, you may fill out the Microsoft Word format (.doc) version of the form and email the completed form to email@example.com, or you may print the completed form and mail it to:
Kara Winchell, M.A.
AHRQ Effective Health Care Program
c/o Portland VA Medical Center (R&D 71)
3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR 97239
If you have any supporting documents you would like to include with your nomination, you can include them while submitting the form online, send them as additional attachments (if emailing), or include them (if mailing).
Your suggested topic as well as responses to the nomination questions (except personal identification information) will be posted for others to view in the Read Suggested Topics for Research.