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AHRQ announces ARRA grant programs

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announces two HHS funding opportunities Sept. 25 for comparative effectiveness research supported through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (1"The Gray Sheet" Aug. 10, 2009). Under the Clinical and Health Outcomes Initiative in Comparative Effectiveness (CHOICE) grants (RO1), AHRQ plans to provide up to a total of $100 million to up to 10 awardees. For the Innovative Adaptation and Dissemination of AHRQ Comparative Effectiveness Research Products (iADAPT) grants (R18), AHRQ plans to distribute $29.5 million among 20 to 25 awardees. The CHOICE program seeks applications for research aimed at generating new knowledge to help inform decision-making in priority areas of clinical care, while the iADAPT program looks for new ways to adapt content and delivery mechanisms of the agency's comparative effectiveness research summary guides, especially for underserved patient and consumer populations. Applications are due Dec. 16

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