MetroHealth/CWRU-led Research Team Awarded $2.0 Million Grant to Create Free Health Risk Appraisal Tool – Tool will be shared with primary care practices throughout the U.S

By | September 30, 2011

Half of the deaths before age 65 can be attributed to lifestyle factors. Determining what factors are under the control of the individual and which may be impacted by social or medical interventions may help reduce those deaths. A Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) can be an important tool in that assessment, but currently an inexpensive, easy-to-use version does not exist. Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Center for Health Care Research and Policy at MetroHealth have just received a 4-year $1.95 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to change that. The researchers will work to create a free, technologically-updated tool that will be shared with primary care practices throughout the United States.   > Read more.   (posted 10/2011)Read more, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

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