Three universities have received funding from HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to create research centers focused on preventive health.
AHRQ funding preventive-health research centers
AHRQ awarded Northwestern University, Chicago, $1.4 million for a research center dedicated to promoting health equity and reducing disparities in preventive care. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received $1.5 million to study the impact of preventive health services on patient harm. Finally, the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, was awarded $1.5 million to research preventive-care delivery models.
“We know that preventing disease is the key to improving the health of all Americans, but we also know that there are some very serious gaps in clinical preventive services research,” said Dr. Carolyn Clancy, AHRQ's director, in a news release. “AHRQ's investment in these new research centers will help us find ways to enhance the quality of clinical preventive services.”
As part of the three-year grants, the centers will conduct research involving “children, the elderly, minorities, those with disabilities and those who receive healthcare in rural and inner city settings,” AHRQ said in the release.
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