Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC)

    The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC)

    Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC)

    The 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. Guideline development is based on a systematic analysis of scientific evidence and the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) method.

    The Knowledge Translation Working Group (KT WG) of the CTFPHC oversees the development of clinician and patient knowledge translation tools for each guideline. The KT WG is composed of CTFPHC members, representatives from the Global Health and Guidelines Division at the PHAC, and members of the Knowledge Translation Program.


    KT WG key responsibilities include the following:

    • Developing tailored messages and tools for clinicians and patients aligned with guideline recommendations using current best practice methods;
    • Using an iterative process of usability testing to refine the tools for the relevant audience;
    • Collaborating with stakeholders to determine the best way to disseminate and implement the guidelines and accompanying tools within budgetary and feasibility constraints;
    • Reviewing and incorporating emerging best practices for knowledge translation over time;
    • Engaging in guideline implementation and evaluation projects as opportunities arise to further support the uptake of the guidelines in primary care practice.


    To learn more about the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, please visit their website at


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    Date : 15 Mar 2016