The following are brief explanations of the navigational tools available and
listings of the major categories and subcategory offerings (with highlighted
products on the Healthcare 411 Web site):
Home: Links to podcast subscriptions, the latest podcast, the latest
Director's Corner column, 411 Highlights, program categories, and in-store
About Us: Information about Healthcare 411 and a word from Dr. Carolyn
Clancy, Director, AHRQ.
Director's Corner: Advice columns for consumers to help navigate the
health care system.
Program Types: Descriptions of the Healthcare 411 program formats.
How to Subscribe: Information about podcasting, subscribing, and
Consumer and Clinician podcast descriptions.
Flash Brick: Links to featured Healthcare 411 programs.
Latest Podcast: The most current podcast available on the site.
Director’s Corner: The most recent column written by Dr. Carolyn Clancy.
411 Highlights: Highlighted Healthcare 411 podcasts.
Consumer/Clinician Podcasts: A link to information about podcasting, subscribing, and Consumer and Clinician podcast descriptions.
Program Categories: A variety of health care topics that, when selected, provide a list of relevant Healthcare 411 programs.
In-Store Message Brick: PSAs that have been broadcast in stores nationwide.
Search: Keywords can be entered for topical index search of site.
Search Options: Advanced search options to narrow search results by date, audience, format and program type.
Help: Detailed definitions regarding search parameter terms provide additional information regarding search options.
View All Programs: A complete list of Healthcare 411 programs.
Newscast: News programs that range from 8 to 10 minutes in length and
contain multiple stories about health and AHRQ’s research findings. Each
program contains a story with health statistics, an interview about research
news, and a feature with AHRQ Director Dr. Carolyn Clancy about navigating the
health care system.
Special Report: An audio report that coincides with a press release from
AHRQ. These reports vary in length.
Radiocast: A two minute audio program suitable for radio broadcast that
consists of a 90 second interview on a health care topic and a 30 second PSA.
PSA (Public Service Announcement): A 30 or 60 second audio or video spot
produced by AHRQ that provides consumers with health care information.
ANR (Audio News Release): A 60 second news story containing health care
news and one or more soundbites from an expert.
Consumer/Quality Insider and Navigating Health Care: An interview with
AHRQ Director Dr. Carolyn Clancy on a health care topic for consumers.
Clinician Insider: An interview with AHRQ Director Dr. Carolyn Clancy on
a research topic of interest to clinicians.