Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) (Federal Agency Profiles)
PARENT ORGANIZATION: Department of Health and Human Services
ESTABLISHED: December 31, 1995
EMPLOYEES: 250 (1997)
ADDRESS: 2101 E. Jefferson St. Rockville, MD 20852
PHONE: (301) 594-6662
TDD (HEARING IMPAIRED): (888) 586-6340
FAX: (301) 594-2800
ADMINISTRATOR: John M. Eisenberg
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
According to the agency, the mission of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) is "to generate and disseminate information that improves the quality, medical effectiveness, and cost of health care and the health care system." The AHCPR is a relatively new agency and as such, is still exploring the parameters and scope of its mission. The AHCPR aids in informed decision making by providing consumers, health care providers, and policymakers with objective, up-to-date information on health care issues.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) is an operating division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a cabinet-level department. An...
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