Evidence-based guidelines, best practices and health promotion

Health care provider checking patients lymph nodesBest 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 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 website. Paper copies are also available upon request.

For more information on the guideline selection and approval process, see Clinical Guidelines Policy.

CareOregon-approved guidelines


Additional resources Source Approved by CareOregon QMC
Tobacco cessation See below 2008 AHRQ July 2018
Childhood immunizations See below 2018 CDC January 2019
Adult immunizations See below 2018 CDC January 2019
Congestive heart failure (CHF) See below 2016 ACC/AHA/HFS October 2018
Diabetes (diagnosis and management of Type 2 diabetes in adults) See below 2018 ADA July 2018
Early childhood cavity prevention See below 2014 AAP
June 2019
Oral health care in pregnancy See below 2009 ACOG
June 2019
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - AAFP See below 2016 AAFP May 2018
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - CDC See below 2017 CDC May 2018
Asthma See below 2018 CDC/NHLBI September 2018
Adult preventive services See below 2017 USPSTF February 2018
Child/adolescent preventive services See below 2017 USPSTF May 2018
Substance abuse screening See below 2016 SAMHSA
May 2018
Depression (ACP) See below 2016 ACP September 2018
Depression (VA/DoD) See below 2016 VA/DoD September 2018
Depression (USPSTF) See below 2016 USPSTF September 2018
Palliative care       2018 NCHPC October 2019

For CareOregon Dental-approved guidelines, visit the CareOregon Dental website.

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