April 16, 2018 – The AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC, guideline.gov) has announced it’s Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018 because federal funding through AHRQ will no longer be available to support the NGC as of that date. 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. We will continue to post summaries of new and updated evidence-based clinical practice guidelines until July 2, 2018. For any questions, please contact Mary.Nix@ahrq.hhs.gov.
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc.(LDA) is greatly concerned that stakeholders may be asked to operate the National Guidelines Clearing House and who those stakeholders might be and what impact that would have on the selection of guidelines that would be posted. The LDA will continue to monitor the situation.