Release Date: Monday, September 10, 2012
The University of Charleston, School of Pharmacy recently joined AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program national partnership network dedicated to promoting comparative effectiveness research to inpatient and professional communities across the United States. UCSOP is one of 24 pharmacy school partners and the only pharmacy school with national partner status in the state of West Virginia.
The UC School of Pharmacy is one of 24 pharmacy school partners and the only pharmacy school with national partner status in the state of West Virginia. The mission of AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program is to work with researchers, research centers, and academic organizations to produce patient-centered outcomes research and translate findings into useful formats for a variety of audiences, including consumers and clinicians and the communities they live in.
The research that AHRQ provides through the Effective Health Care program assists UC in its mission of preparing pharmacists who will provide comprehensive patient care, advancing the profession through research and advocacy, and serving the community as leaders in rural health care.
AHRQ is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. One of 12 agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports health services research to improve the quality of health care and promote evidence-based decision making.
For more information about AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program, visit their website: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/partners/partnerssignup.htm