We operate the Brown Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) for the Effective Healthcare (EHC) Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Ours is one of 13 EPCs currently sponsored by AHRQ.
Our EPC develops comparative effectiveness reviews, evidence reports, and technology assessments on a spectrum of clinical and policy-oriented topics. Our reviews inform decisions of clinicians, patients, policy-makers, purchasers, and payers. We synthesize literature on clinical, behavioral, organizational, and financing topics, promotes improvements in health and healthcare and provides data for others to make coverage decisions develop quality measures, educational materials, and guidelines to set research agendas.
Organizations or individuals interested in partnering with the Center on an initiative should contact Center Director Thomas Trikalinos.