Advancing Primary Care Research

Investing in the Future of Health Care

As the country’s only physician association dedicated to primary care, the AAFP has vigorously supported these new research initiatives and advocated for funding to develop and sustain primary care.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is one of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. AHRQ supports important research to improve clinical decision-making, advance patient safety, decrease medical errors and enhance health care quality and access. AHRQ provides the critical evidence reviews needed to answer questions on the common acute, chronic, and comorbid conditions that family physicians see on a daily basis. 

The AAFP recognizes the importance of AHRQ’s research into the science of primary care and patient-centered outcomes. We enthusiastically support these efforts believe the agency must continue to have adequate resources to pursue its goals.

Learn about the research agenda of this important agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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