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Table II.2. Summary of AHRQ Interviews and Topics of Concern

Type of Interview or Activity and Estimated Number of Interviews1

Topics Covered
Selected Executive Management Meeting (EMM) Staff and Other Critical Function Leaders
(4 individuals)

Program history and links with broader AHRQ objectives; expected measures of success

Aspects of communication flows, relationships with associated program staff, overseers, grantees, and collaborators

PFQ Program Director
(1 individual) 

Roles and responsibilities within PFQ, relationship to other responsibilities

Review of program operations, activities of the coordinating committee and related groups

Experience with gaining administrative or decision-making support

Perceptions of individual grantees, their efforts, and relevant history

Selected reports on aspects of communication flows, relationships with associated program staff, overseers, grantees, and collaborators

Individual Project Officers
(10 individuals, including 1 past project officer)

Responsibilities for particular grantees and the associated history Approach to task and view of role and appropriate time commitment

Experience with gaining administrative or decision-making support

Summary of history and relevant efforts of individual grantees for which they are responsible, key issues or insights to consider, questions to ask

Selected reports on aspects of communication flows, relationships with associated program staff, overseers, grantees, and collaborators

Grants Award and Monitoring and Dissemination staff2
(3 individuals)

Role and responsibilities

Perceptions of individual project officers and grantees with whom they are involved or responsible, key issues or insights to consider

Awareness of broader context

Selected reports on aspects of communication flows, relationships with associated program staff and grantees

1. Interview numbers add to 18 because the program director also served as a project officer.

2. We intended to discuss the process of making grant awards but could not as the staff involved had refused.

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