Evidence Based Guidelines, Best Practices and Health Promotion

Best Practices are preferred strategies and initiatives aimed at providing the optimal knowledge and skills necessary to address the growing needs of our health care system. This section provides educational resources on how to identify various health challenges, and help educate patients and providers in the best treatment methods.

Evidence Based Guidelines

The CareOregon Quality Committee (QC) approves guidelines that are evidence based and reviewed at least biennially by a nationally recognized body of experts on the topic. Once approved, these are placed on the web site. Paper copies are also available upon request.
For more information on the guideline selection and approval process, see Clinical Guidelines Policy & Procedure.


CareOregon Approved Guidelines


Additional Resources Source Approved by CareOregon QC
Tobacco Cessation link 2015 AHRQ April 2017
Childhood Immunizations link 2017 CDC February 2017
Childhood Immunizations - "Catch Up" schedule link 2015 CDC April 2015
Adult Immunizations link 2017 CDC February 2017
CHF link 2016 ACC/AHA/HFS April 2017
Diabetes (Diagnosis and Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Adults) link 2017 ADA April 2017
Early Childhood Cavity Prevention link 2008 AAP
November 2009
Oral Health Care in Pregnancy 2008 AAP
November 2009
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder link 2011 CDC April 2017
Asthma link 2012 CDC/NHLBI April 2017
Adult Preventive Services link 2017 USPSTF January 2017
Child/Adolescent Preventive Services link 2017 USPSTF June 2017
Substance Use Disorder Screening link 2015 SAMHSA
June 2017
Depression link 2011 APA

April 2017

Palliative Care     2013 AAHMP April 2017

Additional Resources for Providers