Support for AHRQ’s Primary Care Research Center

In late April, PCC issued a letter to the House and Senate leadership requesting $5 million in dedicated funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Center for Primary Care Research in fiscal year 2022. The center was authorized by statute in 1999 but never expressly funded. PCC made the case that the research center offers to contribute important knowledge to the delivery of high-quality primary care at a time when such insights are essential to the long-term health of the nation. The new NASEM report on primary care also recommends financial support for AHRQ’s primary care research efforts. 

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