The Centers for Education & Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) program reports on the results of their work each year, illustrating the breadth and depth of CERTs research. Contributions to research and education focus on topics that directly enhance health care and improve health for the American people. The essence of CERTs is to ensure that important information about the best uses of therapeutics gets in the hands of the public, health care providers, and policymakers so that balanced decisions can be made about the risks and benefits of medical therapies.
Since 1999, the mission of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has included sponsoring the CERTs, which were established as national research centers focusing on the safest and most effective ways to use medical therapeutics: drugs, biological products, and medical devices. The CERTs also serve as an educational resource and, through their unique network of partnerships, a catalyst for groups interested in improving the safe and effective use of therapeutics.
Reports are available for these years of the CERTs program: