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Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Office of the Director

Mission Statement

The Office of the Director (OD) directs the activities of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to ensure the achievement of strategic objectives. Specifically, OD:

  1. Provides overall leadership for the Agency.
  2. Maintains the scientific integrity and objectivity of the Agency's research.
  3. Directs and coordinates the Agency's research, research training programs, and dissemination activities.
  4. Ensures that Agency programs support Administration goals and objectives.
  5. Represents the Agency within the Department, at the highest levels of Government, and to the public.
  6. Coordinates the legislative activities of the Agency, the review and clearance of Department and other Federal policies and regulations, and reports to Congress
  7. Controls the flow of correspondence and official documents entering and leaving the Agency.
  8. Manages the National Advisory Council.
  9. Supports the AHRQ Ombuds.

Current as of July 2003

Internet Citation:

Mission Statement: Office of the Director. July 2003. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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