Wednesday, August 20, 2008


AHRQ has issued a “Request for Planning Ideas for Development of an AHRQ Innovations Research Portfolio”. The idea for AHRQ’s new Innovations Portfolio is to identify and support research that has the potential to accelerate improvements in the organization, delivery, and management of healthcare.

AHRQ wants to see research ideas that have the potential for high impact. The research needs to be novel and span a diverse array of disciplines that have the potential to lead to highly innovative solutions and reflect ideas substantially different from those already being pursued by AHRQ. The idea is for the portfolio to fund transformative research to solve pressing healthcare problems.

The comments and ideas need to be submitted no later than October 14, 2008. For more information, contact Francis D. Chesley, Jr., M.D., (301) 427-1449 or email