Navigation Links
HHS Awards $473 Million in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Funding

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality today announced the award of $473 million in grants and contracts to support projects that will help people make health care decisions based on the best evidence of effectiveness. The funding announced today covers all of AHRQ's allocation and $173 million administered for the HHS Secretary by AHRQ.  

The projects will support patient-centered outcomes research, also known as comparative effectiveness research, efforts in many areas, including health care interventions in real world settings, advanced use of the research findings by diverse populations, development of effective patient registries and training and career development for the next generation of researchers.

The awards are part of the investments made under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which included $1.1 billion to support patient-centered outcomes research.  Of that total, $300 million was designated to AHRQ and $400 million was designated to be allocated at the discretion of the HHS Secretary for a variety of patient-centered outcomes research and related activities.  An additional $400 million was directed to the National Institutes of Health.  

Patient-centered outcomes research is designed to inform health care decisions by providing evidence and information on the effectiveness, benefits and harms of different treatment options. The evidence is generated from research studies that compare drugs, medical devices, tests, surgeries or ways to deliver health care in real world settings.

"Patient-centered outcomes research will give patients the information they need to talk with their doctors about their options for medical treatment," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "The findings of this research also will strengthen our health care system by ensuring that the care that is delivered is based on the best possible evidence and informed decisions."

The funded grants and contracts fall into several categories.  For the awards funded by the Office of the Secretary, they are:  Data Infrastructure; Dissemination, Translation and Implementation; Research; and Inventory and Evaluation.  The awards funded by the AHRQ allocation are categorized under: Horizon Scanning; Evidence Synthesis; Evidence Gap Identification; Translation and Dissemination; Evidence Generation; Training and Career Development; and the Community Forum.

These awards are one part of the overall HHS Recovery Act strategy, as described at To learn more about this research you may want to visit:

For a complete list of awards by category, go to

SOURCE Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Gulf Coast Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization and Houston Technology Center Announce Recipients of TETF Awards
2. GSMAs Global Mobile Awards To Recognise Mobile Innovation in the mHealth Sector
3. Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler to be Honored With Olympic Gold Medal Bobsled Champion Steve Holcomb Alongside Apple CEO Steve Jobs, James Cameron, Dan Rather, Quincy Jones and Others at 2010 Vision Awards in Beverly Hills
4. AMM Names 2010 Doctors Choice Awards Winners
5. UCB Awards More Than 100 Scholarships in 2010, Transforming the Lives of People with Severe Diseases
6. Cyberonics Reports Inducement Equity Awards Under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)
7. ThanksUSA Awards Scholarships to Military Families With the Help of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores
8. Olympus Launches 2011 National Innovation Awards Program
9. Astellas Awards Scholarships to 12 Transplant Recipients and Donors Who Embody Hope, Courage and Achievement
10. Update: International HIV/AIDS Partnership Wins Two Awards for Supply Chain Excellence
11. University HealthSystem Consortium Awards Single-Source Agreement to Ascent for Medical Device Reprocessing Services
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)...  Henry Schein, Inc., the world,s largest provider of ... and animal health practitioners, will unveil at the Greater ... ConnectDental® Pavilion , which brings together for the first ... to help any practice or laboratory enter the digital ... schedule of experts appearing at the Pavilion. --> ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015 Allergan plc (NYSE: ... and Rugen Therapeutics, a start-up  biotechnology company focused ... CNS disorders and funded by the F-Prime Biomedical ... entered into an exclusive collaboration to support the ... Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Obsessive Compulsive disorders (OCD). ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... China , Nov. 25, 2015 ... the "Company") (NYSE: MR ), ... of medical devices worldwide, today announced ... annual general meeting of shareholders at ... 11/F, Grand Century, 193 Prince Edward West ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... 26, 2015 , ... PRMA Plastic Surgery is updating their record books yet ... 6,000th free flap breast reconstruction surgery! , “What an accomplishment for the PRMA team, ... lives and it’s an honor to have served all of these women.” , PRMA ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 26, ... ... online platform for mental health and wellness consultation, has collaborated with Women’s ... holistically address their reader’s queries on topics on mental and emotional well-being ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... As part of a ... ™ attracts volunteers together who want to combine talents and resources to help ... in the process. The non-profit launched its first major fundraiser on November 6, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... companies, has been recognized once again for its stellar workplace culture with the ... Work.” , Medical Solutions’ Cincinnati office was named a finalist in ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Ministers, ... Union (EU), ANDI Pan African Centres of Excellence, and public R&D institutions, civil ... for the opening of the 5th African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):