two new funding opportunity announcements that emphasize the use of patient-centered outcome research (PCOR) in the area of cardiovascular disease.
Letters of intent for both grants must be submitted to AHRQ by May 23, 2014, and applications are due by July 3, 2014.
Accelerating the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings into Primary Care Practice will support up to eight regional cooperatives that will use evidence-based quality improvement techniques and PCOR findings with an initial focus on cardiovascular care, but also to build capacity for practices to incorporate other PCOR findings in the future. Grant recipients must work with primary care practices to increase appropriate aspirin therapy, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation—the "ABCS" of heart health. AHRQ will invest up to $120 million in these initiatives over three years. To access the RFA, understand eligibility requirements, and get more information, please click here.
Evaluation of AHRQ Initiative to Accelerate the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings into Primary Care solicits a robust, external evaluation of the cooperatives to discover if and how practice support can best be used to disseminate and implement PCOR findings in primary care practice. Access the RFA here.