Health Insurance Coverage, Access and Affordability
The mission of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is to produce the evidence that is needed to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. AHRQ accomplishes this by working with the Department of Health & Human Services and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
This Notice informs the research community that AHRQ intends to support research designed to develop the evidence that will facilitate improvements in access to health care, help moderate the growth in the cost of health care and improve affordability. Attention will be given to determining the effects and impact of the Affordable Care Act coverage expansions on access to care, health safety, quality and outcomes, disparities, financial security, labor market effects (including effects on job-lock, entrepreneurship, and part-time work), insurance offers and take-up, provider costs, and health spending. Interested applicants should use AHRQ’s current “parent” funding opportunity announcements for R01s, R18s, K08s, and R03s, and mention this special emphasis notice.