Nominations Being Accepted for AHRQ National Advisory Council
AHRQ is seeking nominations for seven new public members to serve on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. The Council advises the Secretary of HHS and the Director of AHRQ on matters related to activities of the agency to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work within HHS and with other partners to make sure the evidence is understood and used. The 21-member Council meets in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, generally in Rockville, Maryland, approximately three times a year. Members generally serve three-year terms, and the new members will start their service in spring 2016. AHRQ seeks individuals who are distinguished in the conduct of research, demonstration projects and evaluations with respect to health care; the fields of health care quality research or health care improvement; the practice of medicine or other health professions; representation of the private health care sector (including health plans, providers and purchasers) or administrators of health care delivery systems; the fields of health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business or public policy; and representation of the interests of patients and consumers of health care. Nominations are due on or before July 8. A Federal Register notice has instructions for submitting nominations.