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Low Back Pain Provincial Strategy

As part of the Excellent Care for All Strategy, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) funded a provincial Low Back Pain Strategy in 2012.

Given the mandate of Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) to close the gap between best evidence and current practices, and extensive experience in tool development and education for primary care providers, CEP was engaged to lead the Provider Education components of the strategy.  This strategy aimed to enhance patient care, improve wait times and reduce inappropriate diagnostic utilization.

We worked closely with primary care providers to develop:

  • CORE Back Tool and Toolkit
  • In-person education
  • Online education

More information about the provincial strategy can be found on the Government of Ontario’s website.