Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Research funded by AHRQ focuses on the delivery of effective and efficient medical care, and is essential in preventing dangerous and deadly medical errors, and promoting the right care at the right time in the right health care settings. The agency provides research and data that is essential to delivering patients efficient, safe and effective treatments. Due to AHRQ-sponsored efforts, the nationwide Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program led to a 41% reduction in infections in intensive care units, and a 32% reduction in catheter-associated urinary tract infections. 




NOTE: Does not include supplemental funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Sources: AHRQ, House Committee on Appropriations.

Americans Support Increased Funding for AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the federal agency charged with funding health services research, which seeks to rapidly translate discoveries from research into medical practice and improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of health care. Which of the following statements most accurately reflects your view?


Source: A Research!America poll of U.S. adults conducted in partnership with Zogby Analytics in January 2016.


Policy Contacts

Director of Policy and Advocacy
We have health challenges in this country that science will provide answers for if given the chance and we haven't given science that opportunity
Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America