HHS Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated to the Public. IV. Types of Dissemination Methods


AHRQ principally uses print and electronic methods of dissemination.

Print methods include:

  • Reports, fact sheets, and research syntheses communicating the results of surveys and other research activities
  • Publication of Research Activities, AHRQ's monthly newsletter AHRQ

Electronic methods include:

  • The AHRQ Web site as well as AHRQ program specific sites
  • AHRQ's Electronic Newsletter

Information Clearinghouse: AHRQ also has an Information Clearinghouse used to disseminate print and other media.

Secondary methods of dissemination include, but are not limited to: workshops, audiovisual techniques, oral presentations, and teleconferences. These dissemination mechanisms largely draw on information developed and reviewed first through one of the primary print or electronic modes of information dissemination.