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Key Contacts

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was established in 1989 as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Reauthorizing legislation passed in November 1999 establishes AHRQ as the lead Federal agency on quality research. AHRQ, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services. AHRQ's broad programs of research bring practical, science-based information to medical practitioners and to consumers and other health care purchasers.

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Office of the Director:
Carolyn M. Clancy, MD
Phone: (301) 427-1200
Fax: (301) 427-1210

Acting Deputy Director
Boyce Ginieczki, PhD
Phone: (301) 427-1200
Fax: (301) 427-1210

Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets:
Irene Fraser, PhD, Director
Phone: (301) 427-1410
Fax: (301) 427-1430

Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends:
Steven B. Cohen, PhD, Director
Phone: (301) 427-1406
Fax: (301) 427-1276

Center for Outcomes and Evidence:
Jean R. Slutsky, PA, MSPH, Director
Phone: (301) 427-1600
Fax: (301) 427-1639

Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships:
David Meyers, MD, Director
Phone: (301) 427-1500
Fax: (301) 427-1595

Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety:
William B. Munier, MD, Director
Phone: (301) 427-1349
Fax: (301) 427-1341

Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer:
Howard E. Holland, Director
Phone: (301) 427-1364
Fax: (301) 427-1873

Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations:
Francis Chesley, MD, Director
Phone: (301) 427-1449
Fax: (301) 426-1562

Office of Performance Accountability, Resources, and Technology:
Jeffrey Toven, Director/AHRQ Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (301) 427-1700
Fax: (301) 427-1792

Select AHRQ Offices and Centers for more information on Agency components.

Other Important Contacts:

Conference Center
(301) 427-1800

(301) 427-1774

Contract Information
(301) 427-1783

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
(301) 594-6665

Freedom of Information Act Requests
(301) 427-1866

Grant Information
(301) 427-1450

Congressional Affairs
(301) 427-1214

Media Inquiries
(301) 427-1244

Public Inquiries
(301) 427-1104

Publications Clearinghouse
(703) 437-2078 (when calling from outside the United States)

Public Inquiries
(301) 427-1104

888-586-6340 (hearing impaired only)

AHRQ Web Site
(301) 427-1897

AHRQ Publication No. 11-M026
Replaces AHRQ Publication No. 10-M047
Current as of November 2011

Internet Citation:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Key Contacts. AHRQ Publication No. 11-M026, November 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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