The guideline development process includes topic selection, development of an associated work plan for each topic, and identification of topic-specific work groups of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC).
Output from the process includes guideline documents and supporting evidence reports for particular topics, along with practice tools/aids and implementation supports that accompany each guideline.
The entire process is peer-reviewed by the CTFPHC leads, experts, and partners.
Dissemination, Implementation, and Evaluation
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) designs and implements knowledge translation (KT) and dissemination strategies to support the uptake of CTFPHC guidelines into practice.
These activities include the development and evaluation of decision support tools, training modules, continuing medical education, and workshops.
Research on the effectiveness of dissemination, implementation, and evaluation strategies is an important part of measuring the CTFPHC’s impact.