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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857


DIRECTORRobert O. Valdez
Deputy DirectorDavid Meyers

The Agency posts it organization chart in Portable Document Format (PDF) for viewing and downloading.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality produces evidence to make healthcare affordable, equitable, more accessible, of a higher quality, and safer. It also works within the Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to ensure that the evidence is understood and used.

Sources of Information

Archived Records

The "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States" indicates that Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality records have been assigned to record group 510.

Career Opportunities

For information on employment opportunities, visit the "Careers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality" web page.

In 2020, the Agency ranked 86th among 411 agency subcomponents in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Ranking.

Contact Information

The "Contact Us" web page has a central mailing address and phone number for contacting the agency.

The "AHRQ Key Contacts" web page has email addresses and phone numbers for contacting centers and offices.

Core Competencies

The Agency seeks to improve the lives of patients and aims to help healthcare systems and professionals deliver care that is safe and of high quality and value. The Agency accomplishes its mission by focusing on its three core competencies: data and analytics, health systems research, and practice improvement.


Statistical portraits of health care delivery in the United States are available on the Agency's website.

Federal Register

Documents that the Agency recently published in the Federal Register are accessible online.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Agency posts answers to FAQs.

Most-Searched Topics

Information on the Agency's most-searched topics is organized alphabetically on the "Topics" web page.

Other Websites

With the support of contracting staff, the Agency maintains additional subsites to fulfill its mission. A list of these sites and a link to a description of each site's focus are provided on the "Other AHRQ Web Sites" web page.

Social Media

The Agency has a Facebook account.

The Agency tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.

The Agency posts videos on its YouTube channel.


The Agency has practical and research-based tools and other resources to help healthcare organizations, providers, and others make care safer.