National Guideline Clearinghouse being discontinued in July

Federal funding through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will no longer be available to support the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) after July 16, 2018. The NGC website will also no longer be available after that date.

The full announcement states that “AHRQ is receiving expressions of interest from stakeholders interested in carrying on NGC's work. It is not clear at this time, however, when or if NGC (or something like NGC) will be online again. In addition, AHRQ has not yet determined whether, or to what extent, the Agency would have an ongoing role if a stakeholder were to continue to operate the NGC.”

AHRQ will continue to post summaries of new and updated evidence-based clinical practice guidelines until July 2, 2018.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about searching for guidelines, please contact the library at 330-325-6600 or

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