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AHRQ Research Centers for Excellence in Clinical Preventive Services


​​CRISP is one of three AHRQ research centers for excellence in clinical preventive services. The centers will serve to advance the national research agenda and serve as national resources in clinical preventive services in three areas: health equity, patient safety and health systems implementation. The other 2 centers are:

 

The Center for Advancing Equity in Clinical Preventive Services​
Northwestern University, Chicago

Center Director: David Baker, MD, MPH
Collaborative Scientific Lead: Michael Wolf, PhD, MPH

This center will develop and test interventions to reduce disparities in clinical preventive services by focusing on health literacy, health communication, quality improvement methods and health information technology. The three main research projects of this center focus on understanding and addressing high rates of refusal of pneumococcal vaccination among African-Americans, improving rates of colorectal cancer screening, and reducing disparities in cardiovascular disease prevention.

 

Research Center for Excellence in Clinical Preventive Services
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Center Director: Russell Harris, MD, MPH
Collaborative Scientific Lead: Noel Brewer, PhD

This center will address improving patient safety by focusing on reducing potential harms to patients by promoting the appropriate use of clinical preventive services in primary care. The three main research projects of this center focus on reducing the overuse of potentially harmful screening tests, understanding physicians’ and patients’ perceptions of harms and how these affect decision-making, and improving appropriate colorectal cancer screening in elderly patients.