AHRQ is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote a competition to recognize hospitals and managed care organizations for innovative and successful strategies to prevent venous thromboembolism, which are blood clots occurring as deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism. Organizations are encouraged to submit evidence of successful prevention strategies and interventions by Jan. 10. A panel of judges from AHRQ, CDC and other U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies will recognize up to seven Healthcare-Associated Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Champions, who will receive cash awards of $10,000. Select for more information on the challenge.
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