The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Effective Health Care Program requests suggestions for new evidence review topics for the upcoming year. AHRQ produces evidence reports examining existing published research on topics representing significant burdens and high costs to large populations. Researchers, clinicians, and members of the public are all invited to submit topic suggestions.
A proposed report topic should address a gap in the literature representing conflicting or absent guidance for standards of care, and it should have the potential to contribute to evidence-based change for practitioners of science, consumers, or policymakers.
AHRQ has accepted many topic suggestions connected to behavioral science in the past, including adverse childhood experiences and behavioral interventions for well-being outcomes, management strategies for facilitating behaviors for chronic condition patients to manage symptoms, and community and health interventions to prevent social isolation.
If interested in suggesting a topic, psychological scientists should fill out the online form, describing the issue that would be helped by a summary of evidence, who is affected by the issue, the tests and outcomes of interest, and what changes they would like to see resulting from a completed report.
The deadline to propose an evidence review topic is June 7, 2019.