Release Date:  May 30, 2002


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 


The purpose of this addendum is to inform potential applicants of 
clarification to the funding priorities for RFA-HS-02-010, published in the 
NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, on May 10, 2002, titled "Partnerships for 
Quality," administered by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 

Since the release of this RFA, AHRQ has decided to further emphasize the 
following areas of investigation: (1) Translation, dissemination, and 
implementation of mental health care for children using evidence-based 
research and (2) measurement of the impact of these activities.  Funding 
priority will also be given to applications submitted under the RFA for 
exploratory or pilot research projects that address these stated priority 
areas.  Applications that address these priority areas should demonstrate 
that specialty and community-based care links back to health care settings 
providing primary care to children, including but not limited to private, 
office-based primary care, school-based health sites, and community health 
centers.  It is in primary care settings that many children with behavioral 
and mental health problems are first seen and where a major responsibility 
for care delivery and coordination lies.  Partnerships between specialty and 
primary care organizations are encouraged.  The other award criteria listed 
in the RFA will also be considered by AHRQ in making final funding decisions.


Direct inquiries regarding mental health care for children to:

Charlotte Mullican, B.S.W., M.P.H.
Center for Primary Care Research
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Telephone:  (301) 594-0382

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