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).
Recent AAFP Communications
Joint Communications with Other Organizations
Joint Letter to House on PCORI Reauthorization - May 13, 2019(7 page PDF)
Joint Letter to Senate on PCORI Reauthorization - May 13, 2019(7 page PDF)
Joint Letter to Congress on AHRQ Primary Care Research Center Request - April 2, 2019(2 page PDF)
Joint Letter from Friends of AHRQ to Senate Appropriations on FY 2020 Spending - March 7, 2019(5 page PDF)
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