About the Effective Health Care Program
The Effective Health Care (EHC) Program improves the quality of health care by providing the best available evidence on the outcomes, benefits and harms, and appropriateness of drugs, devices, and health care services and by helping health care professionals, patients, policymakers, and health care systems make informed health care decisions. The EHC Program achieves this goal by partnering with research centers, academic institutions, health professional societies, consumer organizations, and other stakeholders to conduct research, evidence synthesis, evidence translation, dissemination, and implementation of research findings.
Learn about the history of the EHC Program and its projects, including the following:
- The Evidence-based Practice Centers perform in-depth reviews of existing evidence and produce methods guidance and tools.
- The Scientific Resource Center provides scientific support for the EHC Program.
- The John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science organizes the research results into summaries and other tools that consumers, health care professionals, and policymakers can use to make informed health care decisions.
- The Registry of Patient Registries project provides information and tools to help researchers build and use a patient registry.
Numerous former projects and initiatives have also contributed to the EHC Program since its authorization.