AHRQ Requests Public Input on Climate Change and Environmental Justice Issues in Healthcare

On October 13, 2021, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published a notice of request for information on how AHRQ—an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services—can best address climate change through its core competencies of health systems research, practice improvement, and data & analytics. In particular, AHRQ is seeking information on “how the agency can best use its resources to help build the healthcare system’s resilience to climate threats, reduce the healthcare industry’s contribution to climate change while increasing sustainability, and address environmental justice issues in healthcare.”

The public may submit comments to AHRQ until December 13, 2021.