Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Upcoming Funding from AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to broadly solicit applications for research centers to participate in the “Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness” (DEcIDE) Network, a component of AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program (see AHRQ plans to continue the collaborative research network that it established in 2005 with a specific focus on comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research (CER/PCOR) and methodologies that are designed to support evidence-base decision-making in patient communities served by (1) Medicare; or (2) State Medicaid and/or Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) programs. Overall FOA objectives are to conduct original research and appropriately disseminate the results to stakeholders.

The primary purposes of each DEcIDE Center will be to:
  1. Conduct a well-controlled, protocol-directed investigation on a specific CER/PCOR problem that stakeholders have identified or endorsed as critically important to informing decisions about the outcomes or effectiveness of healthcare interventions for Medicare, State Medicaid, or CHIP patients; and
  2. Analyze decision processes and study practical approaches for improving patient outcomes through the effective dissemination of the DEcIDE Center’s primary research findings to Medicare, State Medicaid, or CHIP stakeholders.
This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is expected to be published in late winter 2013 with an expected receipt date in spring 2013.

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