BOX 4-2Future Directions for AHRQ

  • Improve the quality of health care and health care services for all Americans.
  • Promote consistent, reliable, and longitudinal data collection to identify the nature and extent of disparities, develop and target quality-improvement initiatives, and measure changes over time.
  • Partner with communities to ensure research activities are relevant to their populations and that findings are adopted and implemented effectively.
  • Evaluate the importance of cultural competence and health literacy to improve quality and reduce health care disparities.

SOURCE: Clancy (2010).

From: 4, Federal Perspectives on Reducing Health Disparities

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