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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS, requests nominations for members of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (the Council). The Council advises the Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and the Director of AHRQ with respect to activities proposed or undertaken to carry out AHRQ's statutory mission. AHRQ produces evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.   
National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality website: https://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/about/organization/nac/index.html   
Seven current members' terms will expire in November 2020. Seven individuals will be selected by the Secretary to serve on the Council beginning with the meeting in the spring of 2021. Members generally serve 3-year terms. To fill these positions, AHRQ is seeking individuals who:  
(1) Are distinguished in the conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care;  
(2) are distinguished in the fields of health care quality research or health care improvement;  
(3) are distinguished in the practice of medicine;  
(4) are distinguished in other health professions;  
(5) represent the private health care sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or are distinguished as administrators of health care delivery systems;  
(6) are distinguished in the fields of health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and  
(7) represent the interests of patients and consumers of health care.  
AHRQ conducts and supports research concerning priority populations, which include: low-income groups; minority groups; women; children; the elderly; and individuals with special health care needs, including individuals with disabilities and individuals who need chronic care or end-of-life health care. Nominations of persons with expertise in health care for these priority populations are encouraged.
Nominations should be submitted by July 3, 2020. AHRQ will accept nominations to serve on the Council in a representative capacity.

The Council meets in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, generally in Rockville, Maryland, approximately three times a year to provide broad guidance to the Secretary and AHRQ's Director on the direction of and programs undertaken by AHRQ.

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