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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information from AHRQ's research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

Review Date: June 21, 2011

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American Society of Anesthesiologists

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) was founded in 1905 to advance the art and science of anesthesiology as a medical specialty and to raise standards through education and research. A nonprofit organization, ASA offers publications, a library and museum, meetings, and continuing education programs. ASA also monitors legislative affairs.

Review Date: November 02, 2010

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Partnership for Clear Health Communication

The Partnership for Clear Health Communication (PCHC) was founded in the fall of 2002 by a Steering Committee of 19 organizations and individuals working closely with health literacy experts. PCHC is a national, non-profit 501(c)3 coalition that serves as an information source regarding the scope and impact of health literacy in the U.S., as well as what providers and patients can do to improve health communication in every provider-patient interaction. Their mission is to build awareness and advance solutions to improve health literacy and positively impact health outcomes.

Review Date: January 30, 2013

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