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SMDM Signs onto letter from Friends of AHRQ opposing termination of funding for AHRQ

AHRQ’s mission is to generate the evidence necessary to build a high-quality, high-value health care system. AHRQ funded research is being used in hospitals, private practices, health departments, and communities across the nation to fuel innovation and improve quality, identify waste, and enhance efficiency of the health care system. It is being used by patients, their loved ones and their health care professionals to make the right health care decisions for themselves and their families. Put plainly, this research helps Americans get their money’s worth when it comes health care. We need more of it, not less.

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SMDM Board letter to the House Labor-HHS Committee regarding FY2013 bill

AHRQ funds important research and programs at local universities, hospitals, and health departments that improve health care quality, enhance consumer choice, advance patient safety, improve efficiency, reduce medical errors, and broaden access to essential services.

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SMDM joins nearly 3,000 organizations to make voice of nondefense discretionary programs heard

We strongly urge a balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to NDD programs, which have already done their part to reduce the deficit.
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SMDM signs onto Letter from Friends of AHRQ in support of 2013 Budget for AHRQ

Too many Americans receive care that is not of as high quality as it could be. We can do better, and AHRQ-funded research can show us how.

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Recognizing Critical National Priorities

Recognizing Health, Education, Job Training, Children’s and Social Services Programs as Critical National Priorities.

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