Clinical Prevention Leaders Network

Are you a primary care practitioner (PCP) and passionate about health promotion and prevention? Join the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care’s Clinical Prevention Leaders (CPL) Network and build new skills with leaders across Canada to promote evidence-based preventive health practices in primary care!

The Task Force, Canada’s go-to source for national clinical practice guidelines, is recruiting primary care practitioners from across Canada to be part of the Clinical Prevention Leaders (CPL) Network program.

About the CPL Network Program

The CPL Network program focuses on creating a network of clinical prevention leaders (CPLs) across Canada who will:

  • Promote the uptake of evidence-based guideline recommendations
  • Address barriers to guideline implementation through knowledge translation (KT) activities such as participating in educational outreach activities and supporting the dissemination and uptake of Task Force KT tools and resources
  • Lead interactive discussions, and assess PCP local education and resource needs

CPLs should expect to dedicate a minimum of 1 hour per month to dissemination activities.

Benefits

  • High-quality free training on guideline development and implementation from guideline and knowledge translation (KT) experts
  • Professional development and networking
  • Opportunity to help develop a network of leaders across Canada who will promote evidence-based preventive health practices in primary care
  • Improve patient care on a larger scale through more two-way communication
  • Build leadership skills
  • Opportunity to learn about the work of Task Force members
  • Opportunities to represent the Task Force at key conferences and attend in-person meetings

Training

CPLs will receive a comprehensive training program and ongoing scientific support throughout the program and beyond. The CPL program consists of:

  • 6 monthly and hourly webinars for the first 6 months of the program, followed by 5 hourly webinars over the course of the remaining 9 months. CPLs will also be expected to attend two introductory meetings and a program wrap-up webinar.
  • Webinars will focus on Task Force guidelines and tools, and topics related to health promotion and prevention such as screening, overdiagnosis and shared decision-making
  • Online educational support materials and resources, frequently updated during the program, will be are available to CPLs

Qualifications

Practicing primary care practitioner or allied health professional

Minimum of 5 years practice in a primary care setting

Demonstrated experience delivering educational outreach sessions (i.e., delivery of presentations/seminars aimed to increase knowledge and skills in a particular area)

Demonstrated experience in engaging and generating interest amongst health care professionals

Understanding of the Task Force and approach to evidence-based guidelines 

No significant conflicts of interest (e.g., strong ties or affiliations with industry)

Ability and willingness to commit to the full CPL term

CPLs should expect to dedicate a minimum of 15 hours over the course of 17 months to this role.

To apply:

Complete the application form here

You will be asked to provide a copy of your updated CV and one letter of recommendation with your application.

For more information on the CPL project, please contact Amber Purewal, Research Coordinator, at Amber.Purewal@unityhealth.to with the subject line ‘CPL Network’.