The Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has posted the protocol for Achieving Health Equity in Preventive Services. The protocol describes the purpose and scope of the review, the key questions, and inclusion/exclusion criteria about what types of studies will be included.
In addition, if there is unpublished scientific information relevant to this topic, AHRQ encourages you to submit it via the Supplemental Evidence and Data for Systematic Reviews (SEADS) portal. The deadline for submissions is October 1. Materials submitted cannot be confidential; they may be made public. This is a voluntary request for information.
The purpose of the review is to summarize the state of the evidence on achieving health equity in preventive services by identifying the effects of impediments and barriers that can create disparities in prevention services, and the effectiveness of strategies and interventions to reduce health disparities in preventive services.
AHRQ is a government agency tasked with producing evidence to improve the quality of healthcare while working with partners to ensure that the evidence is understood and used.
Learn more and submit SEADs for systematic review at EffectiveHealthcare.AHRQ.gov.