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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):

Navigational Tools

Home: Links to podcast subscriptions, the latest podcast, the latest Director's Corner column, 411 Highlights, program categories, and in-store messaging.

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.

Home Page

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 Tools

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.

Program Content


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.

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