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Who is Involved in the Effective Health Care Program

The Effective Health Care (EHC) Program partners with networks of researchers and clinical teams across North America, using input from stakeholders throughout the process of research, systematic review, translation, dissemination, and implementation of research findings.


Translation, Dissemination and Implementation

  • The John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science organizes the research results into summaries and other tools that are useful to clinicians, health care policymakers, and patients.
  • The National Initiative for Promoting Evidence-Based Health Information disseminated the research and related products through media outreach, national partnership development, and online virtual centers. This project ended in September 2014.
  • The Regional Partnership Development Offices established and cultivated sustainable dissemination partnerships at the State, regional, and local levels. This project ended in September 2014.
  • Online Continuing Education develops and accredits continuing education modules based on the Program’s research results for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and other allied health professionals.
  • The Academic Detailing project provided in-person visits to clinicians and health care system decisionmakers to help them understand and use the research. This project ended in September 2013.
  • The Systematic Dissemination Program Evaluation measured the effectiveness of the National Initiative for Promoting Evidence-Based Health Information, the Regional Partnership Development Offices, the Online Continuing Education, and the Academic Detailing projects by assessing awareness, understanding, and behavior changes or use among target audiences. This project ended in September 2013.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • The Community Forum aimed to improve and expand public and stakeholder engagement in AHRQ’s comparative effectiveness research and EHC Program. This project ended in December 2013.
  • Stakeholder Groups provided different perspectives on the EHC Program from individual members of the Group. View the 2010-2012 Stakeholder Group. This project ended in July 2012.