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Performance Budget Submission for Congressional Justification

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Research Coordinating Council

The following table summarizes our FY 2006 Research, Demonstration and Evaluation (RD&E) activities. These activities align with the Secretary's and President's priority areas and were included in our Research Coordinating Council (RCC) discussions.

Research Priority FY 2006 Budget Request* ($ in 000s)
I. Working Toward Independence $0
II. Rallying the Armies of Compassion $0
III. No Child Left Behind $4,400
IV. Promoting Active Aging and Improving Long-term Care $9,200
V. Protecting and Empowering Specific Populations $1,600
VI. Helping the Uninsured and Increasing Access to Health Insurance $32,400
VII. Realizing the Possibilities of 211st Century Health Care $102,700
VIII. Ensuring Our Homeland is Prepared to Respond to Health Emergencies $0
IX. Understanding Health Differences and Disparities-Closing the Gaps $18,700
X. Preventing Disease, Illness, and Injury $26,600
XI. Agency-specific Priorities $11,500
Total RD & E $207,100

*Includes $84.0 million in Patient Safety

AHRQ staff fully participated in the RCC workgroups. The purpose of these workgroups is to identify ways to increase the efficient use of existing resources by identifying opportunities to collaborate with other Agencies. The following are some examples of how AHRQ contributed to the RCC:

Potential for overlapping areas of focus or gaps in research efforts:

  • Efforts include the Hospital Information Technology (HIT) Initiative that covers improvements in the Indian Health Service's electronic health record and joint programming with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Fostered increased collaboration and coordination with other HHS Agenciees:

  • AHRQ, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and CMS will jointly develop a National Patient Safety Network.

RD&E program improvements, or efficiencies related to the FY 2006 planning process:

  • AHRQ, QASPE, CMS, NCHS, and NIA are working to improve the Department's long-term care data systems.
  • AHRQ, CDC, HRSA, HIS and AOA will work collaboratively to implement the Prevention funding CDC received.

AHRQ has a long history of developing partnerships and collaborations with a variety of HHS organizations, other components of the Federal Government, State, and local governments and private-sector organizations, all of whom help us to achieve our goals. AHRQ will continue to work with the RCC as we begin to implement the FY 2006 budget.

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