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Research Guidelines and Process

“Guiding Principles” for Alliance-Sponsored Research:

The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) research foundation that supports research and education initiatives to better understand the value, and opportunities to improve the value of home health care, consistent with the Alliance’s mission statement and overall purposes. The Alliance considers sponsoring a wide range of studies, including those that inform clinical and policy areas. The Alliance supports qualitative, quantitative, clinical trials, observational studies, prospective, and retrospective studies that achieve the primary aims of the organization.

The Alliance Board of Directors sets “priority areas” for research and the overall funding amounts for research activities. Based on the priority areas set by the Board, the Alliance Research Work Group determines specific projects for funding. As part of this process, the Research Work Group crafts solicitations for proposals that address the priority areas for the organization and also reviews unsolicited research proposals.

The Alliance believes in adherence to core values in the pursuit of research initiatives. These values are scientific rigor, integrity, transparency, innovation, peer review, academic freedom, and protection of the safety and confidentiality of research participants. The Alliance will select projects with a high likelihood of publication and dissemination in peer-reviewed venues including studies with neutral or negative findings regarding aspects of home health.

Policy Effective Date: June 28, 2013

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