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 Management Committee (QMC) 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 QMC
Tobacco Cessation link 2018 AHRQ October 2017
Childhood Immunizations link 2018 CDC January 2018
Adult Immunizations link 2018 CDC January 2018
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) link 2016 ACC/AHA/HFS November 2017
Diabetes (Diagnosis and Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Adults) link 2018 ADA October 2017
Early Childhood Cavity Prevention link 2008 AAP
September 2017
Oral Health Care in Pregnancy 2009 ACOG
September 2017
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) link 2017 CDC April 2017
Asthma link 2018 CDC/NHLBI November 2017
Adult Preventive Services link 2017 USPSTF February 2018
Child/Adolescent Preventive Services link 2017 USPSTF June 2017
Substance Abuse Screening link 2016 SAMHSA
June 2017
Depression (Behavioral health) link 2011 APA

October 2017

Depression (Primary Care) link 2011 APA

October 2017

Palliative Care     2013 AAHPM April 2017

Additional Resources for Providers