Technical Assistance Conference Call for Applications to AHRQ’s Health Information Technology Funding Opportunity Announcements (HS-PAR-08-268; HS-PAR-08-269; HS-PAR-08-270)

Notice Number: NOT-HS-09-002

Key Dates
Release Date: December 4, 2008

Issued by
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (

Information about the Conference Call
On Tuesday, January 13, 2009 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will host a Technical Assistance (TA) conference call to provide an overview of AHRQ’s new health information technology (IT) funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) and information relevant to the health IT Special Emphasis Notice (SEN).  These announcements can be found at:

During the TA call, AHRQ staff will highlight information found in the FOAs and respond to callers’ requests for clarification.  Persons considering submitting grant applications in response to these FOAs or the SEN are welcome to attend this TA call.  Those who cannot attend are encouraged to view the transcript of the TA meeting (see Transcript below). 

Applicants are also encouraged to prepare for the forthcoming new requirements to submit Adobe-based grant application forms (see Electronic Application Package below).

Registration instructions for the conference call
In order for AHRQ to support the number of participants on the conference call, participants are encouraged to register by Thursday January 8 via e-mail at:   Participants may also submit questions in the body of the e-mail.   

PowerPoint Presentation of material to be presented will be provided to registrants via e-mail.

Call-in information for the conference call
Due to the anticipated high volume, on January 13, 2009, please call-in 15 minutes early, 12:45 pm ET:

By January 23, 2009, a transcript of the TA call, including AHRQ’s answers to questions posed on the call, will be available through

Electronic Application Package


Inquiries related to this Notice should be directed to:

Angela Lavanderos
Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships
Health Information Technology 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
540 Gaither Road
Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone: (301) 427-1505
E-mail address:

Weekly TOC for this Announcement
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Office of Extramural Research (OER) - Home Page Office of Extramural
Research (OER)
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9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Home Page Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) - Government Made Easy

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