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How To Use This Web Site

Following are brief explanations of the navigational tools available and listings of the major categories and subcategory offerings (with highlighted products on the AHRQ Web site).

Navigational Tools

Search: Use keywords for topical index search of site
Browse: Select from subject list for selected documents on site
What's New: Recent uploads to Web site
Frequently Asked Questions: Access to AHRQ's most requested information
Información en español: Consumer documents available in Spanish


News & Information

Newsroom (Press Releases/Audio & Video/Fact Sheets/Testimony, Speeches, Interviews/Press Office Contacts)
Healthcare 411 Podcasts
Publications & Products (Publications Catalog /Publications Online Store)
FOIA Library (Freedom of Information Act)
Electronic Policies (Copyright/Linking/Privacy) Digital Strategy
Other HHS Agencies

Special Interest

Knowledge Transfer/Implementation Program
Nursing Research
Grants On-line Database
PDA Applications
How AHRQ Helps People

Clinical Information

Evidence-based Practice (Evidence-based Practice Centers/Evidence Reports/Technical Reviews)
Effective Health Care Program
Outcomes & Effectiveness (Fact Sheet/CERTs)
Technology Assessment
Preventive Services (Put Prevention Into Practice/U.S. Preventive Services Task Force)
Clinical Practice Guide lines (National Guideline Clearinghouse™)

Consumers & Patients

Staying Healthy
Losing weight — Preventing disease & improving your health — Quitting smoking — Screening & testing — Taking medicine — Understanding your health
Choosing Quality Care
Navigating the health care system — Health care plans — Costs
Getting Safer Care
Preventing errors — Getting quality care — Using hospitals & clinics
Understanding Diseases & Conditions
Health conditions & diseases — Diagnosis & treatment — Surgery — Consumer versions of clinical practice guidelines
Comparing Medical Treatments
Consumer Guides

Funding Opportunities

AHRQ Research Funding Priorities
Mission Statement — Welcome from the Agency Director — AHRQ Portfolio Missions — Staff Contacts
Funding Announcements
Requests for Applications — Program Announcements — Archive
Research Policies
AHRQ Grants Policies — PHS Grants Policy Statement — Federal Regulations and Authorities — Federal Register Notices — Policy Notices Archive
Grants Process
Application Forms — Application Receipt Dates — Grant Mechanisms and Descriptions — Receipt and Referral Process — Peer Review Process — Award Process — Post Award Management — Terms and Conditions — Grant Payment — Reporting Requirements — Non-Competing Continuation Applications — Final Reports
Grant Application Basics
Overview of the Application Process — Timeframe for Application Preparation — Grant Application Tips — Essentials of the Research Plan — Common Problems Identified During Peer Review — Protection of Human Subjects
Training and Education
Intramural Opportunities — Research Education Grant Programs — Questions and Answers — Tools and Resources — Trend Data — Workshops and Conferences
Small Business Innovation Research Program — Requests for Proposals

Data & Surveys

MEPS—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS Web Site)
HCUP—Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (Overview/HCUPnet/Nationwide Inpatient Sample—NIS/State Inpatient Databases—SID/State Ambulatory Surgery Databases—SASD/Kids' Inpatient Database—KID
HIV & AIDS Costs & Use
Grants On-Line Database
Grants funded by AHRQ — abstracts of intramural research and data projects — working papers from AHRQ staff

Research Findings

Research Activities: Online Newsletter
Fact Sheets / Syntheses
Primary Care
Managed Care
Mental Health
Long-term Care
Healthcare Costs

Priority Populations

Child (Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA)/Child Health Toolbox)
Women (Stay Healthy at Any Age/Stay Healthy at 50+)
Men (Stay Healthy at Any Age/Stay Healthy at 50+/Healthy Men/Pathfinder Page)
Minorities (Excellence Centers To Eliminate Ethnic/Racial Disparities: EXCEED)
Rural Health
Low Income
Inner City
Chronic Care
End of Life

Quality & Patient Safety

Health Information Technology
Electronic health records — innovation — privacy — international standards — data sources — clinical vocabulary
CAHPS®: Consumer Assessment of Health Plans
Measuring Healthcare Quality
Medical Liability & Patient Safety Initiative
National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™
Patient Safety
Patient Safety Network
Quality Indicators
Quality Information & Improvement
Surveys on Patient Safety Culture
TeamSTEPPS®: National Implementation
Web M&M
Working for Quality Health Care

About AHRQ

Mission & Budget (AHRQ Profile)
Strategic Plan
Organization & Contacts (Key Contacts/National Advisory Council Overview/Offices & Centers)
Map and Directions to AHRQ
Events & Announcements


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