Topic Selection Process

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) has partnered with the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) and the Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO) on the Knowledge Translation in Primary Care Initiative. This multi-year initiative is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

The purpose of this Initiative is to develop and disseminate health information through clinical tools (e.g. decision aids, evidence summaries, medication algorithms). These may be new tools, adaptations or enhancements of existing resources.

The goals of the Knowledge Translation in Primary Care Initiative include:

Provider Engagement

Provider Engagement

We aim to better understand clinical priorities, information needs and communication preferences through engagement with primary care providers.

System Alignment and Coordination

System Alignment and Coordination

We align and coordinate clinical tools and dissemination activities with other organizations’ activities in the primary care system.

Develop and Disseminate Tools

Develop and Disseminate Tools

We develop and disseminate up to 15 health information and clinical tools to primary care providers across Ontario.

2016/2017 Topics

  • Youth Mental Health
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)
  • Insomnia
  • Pharmacotherapy & non-pharmacotherapy toolkit for chronic non-cancer pain
  • Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

*An in-depth needs assessment will be conducted for each topic.  If you are interested in participating click here.

Selection Criteria

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TSAP Panel Members

Topic Selection Process

To identify clinical areas for this Initiative, a topic selection process has been established. This process consists of a number of key steps and inputs as outlined below:

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Potential clinical topics were nominated by key stakeholders or primary care providers.

A needs assessment was conducted through an online survey to gain information on the perceived needs of primary care providers, who indicated their preference of receiving a clinical tool on each potential topic.

Evidence was collected for the development of topic summaries and distributed to the Topic Selection Advisory Panel (TSAP) for their consideration. The Panel then rated and ranked each potential topic, considering the data collected across four criteria. An in-person meeting with the Topic Selection Advisory Panel (TSAP) reviewed the first round of aggregated ratings & rankings through a facilitated discussion. A second round of ranking of the potential clinical topics was then conducted.

The results of the Topic Selection Advisory Panel session are considered by the CEP project team to confirm topic prioritization. An in depth needs assessment is then conducted for all confirmed topics to gain an understanding of the needs as well as gaps and barriers within primary care practice.