EHC Updates: Final Reports on Health Information Exchange and Appendicitis; Key Questions on Alzheimer's Disease; New AHRQ FOA (R18)

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The following have been posted to the Effective Health Care Web site.

Final Reports

Draft Key Questions

The following set of key questions is available for comment until January 4, 2016:

Interventions for Preventing Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer's Disease. To access and comment, go to

To access all EHC topics currently available for comment, go to

AHRQ Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement (R18): Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Rural Primary Care Practices 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on December 2, 2015 titled Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Rural Primary Care Practices (R18).  

This initiative will fund demonstration research (R18) projects that implement Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in primary care practices in rural areas of the United States.  While expanding access to this evidence-based therapy in underserved communities, this initiative will discover and test solutions to overcoming known barriers to implementation of MAT in primary care and create training and implementation resources to support future efforts to expand access to MAT.

Learn more at The application due date is March 4, 2016.

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