Poverty Tool

Poverty puts patients at higher risk for most chronic diseases, mental illnesses, and even accidents and trauma. Screening all patients for poverty can help reduce risk factors.

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Low Back Pain Tool

The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) has funded a provincial initiative on Low Back Pain. Education tools have been developed to assist you, as primary care providers, in better managing patients suffering with low back pain.

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Preventing Childhood Obesity

Most primary care providers in Ontario see young patients and their families who are at risk of developing obesity. Adolescents with obesity are more likely to have obesity as adults and are at greater risk for heart disease, stroke, some cancers, depression and can led to more chronic conditions.

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Academic Detailing

The Appropriate Prescribing Demonstration Project aims to improve prescribing through voluntary, quality-based educational strategies focused on supporting appropriate prescribing in LTC homes.

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The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) aims to close the gap between evidence and practice in healthcare. We give providers what they need in order to dispense the best care to their patients. We engage providers throughout our processes to create evidence-based solutions that can be adapted to their local context.

Welcome New CEP Board Members

We are pleased to welcome three new board members to our team – Bernita Drenth, Hugh McLeod, and Dr. David Price. These highly esteemed healthcare leaders bring a breadth and depth of expertise which will significantly contribute to CEP’s strategic directions. Read their Bios …

ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD  & Preconception Healthcare Tool

Now Available in TELUS PS Suite EMR. We recently partnered with TELUS to create a PS Suite custom form for our EMR & Preconception Health Care Tool. Click here to download the custom form and for instructions on how to import it into your Electronic Medical Records (EMRs).

Partnership with CognisantMD

We are pleased to announce our partnership with CognisantMD to support the delivery of evidence-based programs and tools in clinical practice. This partnership will enable us to deliver our evidence-based programs and tools through the Ocean Platform on patient tablets, secure email, and data collected directly in Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). Read More.

2016-2017 Topic Selection

Thank you to all those who participated in our Topic Selection Advisory Panel. Our Knowledge Translation in Primary Care Initiative has selected the following topics for 2016/2017:

  • Youth Mental Health
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)
  • Insomnia
  • Pharmacotherapy & non-pharmacotherapy toolkit for chronic non-cancer pain
  • Physician-Assisted Dying
clinical tools created
Activities Across 23 Different Topics
Evaluations Conducted
Providers and Decision Makers Trained

Academic Detailing Service

Currently, we are offering our Academic Detailing Service to support appropriate prescribing in Long-Term Care (LTC). It is being offered to 40 LTC homes from September 2015 to March 2017. There will be 2 – 3 topics offered to LTC homes over this period. Funding has been provided by the Province of Ontario through its Appropriate Prescribing Demonstration Project. The first clinical topic focuses on drug therapy decision-making related to antipsychotic prescribing for residents with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. Read More….

Meet Our Detailers

Academic Detailers are licensed healthcare professionals, primarily Pharmacists or Nurse Practitioners, who are responsible for delivering the visits to providers. As a part of the Appropriate Prescribing project, our detailers are matched to specific LTC homes.

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Discussion Guide

As part of Centre for Effective Practice’s Academic Detailing Service for LTC homes, we developed the Discussion Guide to help providers understand, assess, and manage residents in LTC homes who have behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (responsive behaviors), with a focus on anti-psychotic medications.

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Training Workshop

On January 10 -13, 2016, we hosted a training workshop on Academic Detailing.  This workshop for healthcare professionals helped them develop the basic skills needed to deliver information about evidence-informed, clinical decision-making to providers through one-on-one visits.

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What our Partners say

"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the CEP on the development of the Poverty Tool for Primary Care. The organization proved to be fast, efficient, and effective in its approach to assessing need, gathering wide input, design, and informed development of this tool. The final product is unique and cleverly structured, and I am confident in CEP’s ability to effectively bring it into mainstream primary care practice. I would welcome the opportunity to work with the CEP on future projects."- Dr. Gary Bloch, Clinical Lead
"I’ve had excellent experiences working with the dedicated, knowledgeable people/staff at CEP, who are committed to the development of evidenced-based tools for primary care providers that will directly impact clinical practice."- Dr. Deanna Telner, Clinical Lead
"When we made the needs of people with earlier stages of chronic kidney disease a priority at the ORN, we knew we needed to work closely with primary care. As a recognized leader in primary care change management, we immediately turned to the Centre for Effective Practice for help."- Graham Woodward, former Director, Clinical Programs, CCO/ORN


We work with a broad range of clients to develop solutions for achieving best practice in health care. These activities include addressing evidence and care gaps, identifying barriers to optimal practice and developing, implementing, evaluating and promoting appropriate care.

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