The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) has been established by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to develop clinical practice guidelines that support primary care providers in delivering preventive health care.
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) Recommendations on screening for high blood pressure in adults was published in Canadian Family Physician, the official journal of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The recommendations confirm primary care practitioners can help improve patient outcomes by measuring blood pressure at all appropriate primary care visits and by using the techniques described in the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP). The new guideline updates prior guidelines developed by the CTFPHC in 1994. The recommendations can be found on this website under Guidelines, and a clinician decision support tool can be found under Resources/Tools.