Overdose Prevention: AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange

AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Health Care Innovations Exchange is a Web-based program designed to support health care professionals in sharing and adopting innovations that improve health care quality and reduce disparities.


The March 12, 2014 issue of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange (www.innovations.ahrq.gov/) profiles an innovative overdose prevention program. CARE faculty member, Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc, is the medical director.


The Innovation Profile, State Health Department and Community Agencies Save Lives by Teaching Potential Bystanders To Recognize and Respond to Opioid-Related Overdoses, describes the program’s development, results, and lessons learned.  Please contact Dr. Walley for more information at awalley@bu.edu.

The Innovations Exchange is a comprehensive program designed to increase the development and adoption of innovations in health care delivery and policy. The Innovations Exchange contains more than 850 searchable Innovation Profiles, 1525 searchable QualityTools, and numerous resources to support the Agency’s mission — to improve the safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity of care — with a particular emphasis on reducing disparities in health care and health among racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.

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