AHRQ Call for Nominations

Lorie Slass Lorie.Slass at IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
Fri Aug 4 19:29:28 UTC 2017

The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)  has asked us to share this information with the SIDM Listserve:

The Agency is soliciting nominations for new members of its National Advisory Council<https://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/about/organization/nac/index.html#Overview>. The 21-member Council advises Director Khanna and HHS Secretary Thomas Price, M.D., on matters related to activities of the Agency to carry out its mission. Seven current members' terms will expire in November 2017, and new members will begin their terms in the spring of 2018.

Members generally serve three-year terms, and the Council meets in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area approximately three times a year. To fill these positions, we are seeking individuals with experience and success in (1) the conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care; (2) the fields of health care quality research or health care improvement; (3) the practice of medicine; (4) other health professions; (5) representing the private health care sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or administrators of health care delivery systems; (6) the fields of health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and, (7) representing the interests of patients and consumers of health care.

Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on the Council. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations shall include: (1) A copy of the nominee's resume or curriculum vitae; and (2) a statement that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Council. Selected candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning their financial interests, consultant positions and research grants and contracts, to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflict of interest. Please note that once a candidate is nominated, AHRQ may consider that nomination for future positions on the Council.

Further details can be found in a June 27 Federal Register notice: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/27/2017-13396/national-advisory-council-for-healthcare-research-and-quality-request-for-nominations-for-public

Nominations are due by August 27 and should be sent to Ms. Jaime Zimmerman AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, 06E37A, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Nominations may also be emailed to NationalAdvisoryCouncil at ahrq.hhs.gov<mailto:NationalAdvisoryCouncil at ahrq.hhs.gov>.

Lorie Slass
Director of Communications and Marketing
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM)
Lorie.Slass at Improve<mailto:Lorie.Slass at Improve>Diagnosis.org
Phone: 215.801.4057

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