The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from institutions to serve as Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) under 5-year contracts. Proposals are due by March 1, 2002. Click here for a description of the EPC program and a list of the 12 current EPCs.

This RFP is the second phase of AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Program. Like their predecessors, the EPCs II will produce evidence reports and technology assessments based on comprehensive reviews and rigorous analyses of the relevant scientific evidence. The reports and assessments will be used by systems of care, professional societies, purchasers and others as the scientific foundation for developing their own practice guidelines, performance measures and other quality improvement tools, and for making decisions related to the effectiveness or appropriateness of specific health care technologies.

Click here to access the RFP (AHRQ-02-0003).