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AHRQ Mission

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information from AHRQ's research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

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About AHRQ

AHRQ At A Glance
AHRQ ProfileUpdated
AHRQ Equal Employment Opportunity Data: Notification and Federal Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act (No FEAR)
AHRQ Procedures for Providing Reasonable Accommodation for Individuals With Disabilities

Annual Highlights and Report

AHRQ Annual Highlights, 2011
AHRQ Annual Highlights, 2010
AHRQ Annual Highlights, 2009
AHRQ Annual Highlights, 2008


Fiscal Year 2013 Request
Budget Justification
Fiscal Year 2012 Request
Budget Justification
Fiscal Year 2011 Request
Budget Justification
Fiscal Year 2010 Request
Budget Justification
Fiscal Year 2009 Request
Budget at a Glance
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Fiscal Year 2008 Request
Budget Justification
Fiscal Year 2007 Request

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Impact Case Studies

Impact Case Studies and Knowledge Transfer Case Studies by Portfolio, 2004-2012

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Program Evaluations

Children's Health Activities
Evaluation of AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC)New!
A Learning Collaborative's Process and Effectiveness to Reduce Disparities
The National Health Plan Collaborative: Overview of Its Origins, Accomplishments, and Lessons Learned
Pharmaceutical Outcomes Portfolio
Use of AHRQ and Other Quality Indicators
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services

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