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AHRQ Publishes a New FOA on Nonsurgical Treatment of Urinary Incontinence

Nearly 20% of adult women in the U.S. report moderate to severe urinary incontinence, but few receive treatment.

A new Funding Opportunity Announcement from AHRQ seeks applications for increasing the dissemination and implementation of patient-centered outcomes research findings in primary care practices to improve nonsurgical treatments for urinary incontinence among adult women.

This FOA grew from a PCORI-funded systematic review on Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence among adult women produced by the EPC program in 2018 and a subsequent AHRQ/PCORI stakeholder meeting in June 2019. AHRQ anticipates investing up to $15 million over three years to support up to 5 awards.

Grant applicants must propose a comprehensive plan to improve the nonsurgical treatments for urinary incontinence among adult women in ambulatory settings. Projects can build on lessons learned from other AHRQ primary care initiatives and may draw on community-based resources and/or include multilevel implementation strategies aligning improvement strategies between primary care practices and healthcare systems.

The application period opened on January 13, 2021 and applications are due March 24, 2021. Potential applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of intent. A technical assistance call on 3:00 pm ET, Thursday, February 25, 2021 will provide a summary of the initiative and address frequently asked questions. Additional information on submitting a letter of intent, registering for the technical assistance call and submitting questions in advance of the call can be found in the FOA.

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