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AHRQ policy on the inclusion of priority populations in research commences October 1st

On February 28, 2003, AHRQ published a notice in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts establishing a new Agency policy on the inclusion of priority populations in health services research. This policy was developed to implement a directive in the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999, which reauthorized the Agency. The policy, which asks all AHRQ grant applicants to consider including subjects from one or more priority populations in their planned research projects, will begin with all grant applications submitted to AHRQ for the October 1, 2003, receipt date. The Agency intends to use this policy to help develop and maintain a broad portfolio of research inclusive of a diverse set of populations.

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