Making New Year’s resolutions is a lot easier than keeping them, whether vowing to eat healthier, exercise more, or spend less time online. Ultimately, success is a two-step process—getting solid information about what strategies work best, and embracing support from family or friends who can help turn good intentions into lifestyle changes.
AHRQ has found that something similar happens for doctors and nurses and the teams of other clinicians who work in their offices. Learning about new medical science is relatively simple. Knowing how to put into practice, like new resolutions, can be harder. This is why AHRQ’s mission has two parts. AHRQ not only generates new evidence on how to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, affordable, and equitable, the Agency is also committed to partnering with the health care system to ensure that this evidence is understood and used. We develop tools and training to assist health care professionals and organizations in keeping their “resolutions” to use evidence to improve health and health care. This is why AHRQ, which often is known to be the “Evidence Agency”, is also the “Implementation Agency.”