Providing general research and professional services.

This contract required the management of ~350 tasks spanning a variety of technical, research and assessment, facilitation, and scientific and interagency event management services required by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and its stakeholders. This included specialized research support involving data collection, analyses, and information dissemination; policy/program review and assessments; data analyses and reports; technical writing and editorial services; logistical support and meeting management services; stakeholder facilitation; scientific events management; stakeholder engagement and facilitation, and workshops and specialized training; document development and preparation; publications development and communications services; and technical, management, and administrative support services.

Selected descriptions of Cygnus assignments:

  • Conducted health services research and analyses required to prepare health policy materials and documents, including policy research and evaluation support and preparation of technical reports, and collection of data both from literature searches and from specialized focus groups;
  • Facilitation of interagency and AHRQ stakeholder collaboration to ensure successful participation and delivery of project goals and objectives; and
  • Planning, scheduling, arranging, managing, preparing materials, summaries, and reports on approximately 60 meetings annually, ranging in length from 1–3 days with 10–300 participants.

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