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ABOUT CEP

Welcome to the CEP

The Centre for Effective Practice is one of the largest independent knowledge translation organizations for primary care in Canada.

Our services

We use best evidence to apply healthcare solutions to local contexts.


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  • Research & evaluation

    WE REVIEW LITERATURE AND USE EVIDENCE TO IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONTEXTS IN HEALTH CARE.

  • Clinical tools and digitization

    WE DEVELOP PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR PRIMARY CARE AND OTHER PROVIDERS TO ADDRESS KEY HEALTHCARE TOPICS.

  • Education programs

    WE BRING EVIDENCE TO PROVIDERS THROUGH SUITABLE EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH METHODS.

  • Engagement & communication

    WE ENGAGE CLINICAL EXPERTS IN EVERY PHASE OF OUR WORK AND PARTNER WITH KEY ORGANIZATIONS TO ENSURE WE REACH THE INTENDED AUDIENCE.

Clients and partners

15 years of change in health care

  • 2004

    The CEP was established as part of the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.

  • 2007

    The CEP lead the first provincial pilot program on academic detailing, the Best Practice Support Program, where 180 providers received academic detailing visits on Type II diabetes.

  • 2008

    The CEP became an independent not-for-profit organization. The Guidelines Advisory Committee (GAC) joined the CEP.

  • 2010

    The CEP, with the support of the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, developed and implemented an educational strategy, responding to pH1N1 in a primary care setting.

  • 2012

    The CEP partnered with the Ontario Renal Network to develop and implement a strategic framework for primary care provider engagement, which included designing a mentoring network and EMR forms.

  • 2014

    The Knowledge Translation in Primary Care Initiative and the first academic detailing project for 41 Ontario long-term care homes began.

  • 2016

    TheWell was launched as a valuable resource that housed resources, programs and services to healthcare providers.

  • 2017

    The CEP continued the Knowledge Translation in Primary Care Initiative and an academic detailing program for Ontario family physicians.

Our team

Board of experts

This strong group of experts is integral to our success. It includes clinicians, researchers, health administrators, knowledge translation experts and system leaders who are committed to implementing best practices in health care.

"Whether supporting patient conversations around non-medical cannabis use, or screening for conditions related to low back pain, the evidence-based tools and resources developed through our ongoing partnership with the CEP are a tremendous value-add for our family physician members."
— LEANNE CLARKE, CEO OF THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS

Evaluating CEP's clinical tools and academic detailing service

  • 23%

    OF ALL ONTARIO FAMILY PHYSICIANS USE CEP

  • 58%

    OF ALL ONTARIO PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONERS USE CEP

  • 100%

    OF PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS SURVEYED INDICATED THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE ONGOING FUNDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CLINICAL TOOLS AND RESOURCES

  • 800+

    PHYSICIANS VISITED THROUGH CEP'S ACADEMIC DETAILING SERVICE

  • 1.5 mil.

    PATIENTS POTENTIALLY BETTER CARED FOR BECAUSE OF CEP'S ACADEMIC DETAILING

  • 98%

    OF PHYSICIANS INDICATED THEY WERE SATISFIED WITH CEP'S ACADEMIC DETAILING SERVICE

Click here to learn more about our evaluation.

Yearbooks

  • 225+

    STAKEHOLDER ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED

    76+

    TOOLS, RESOURCES & PROGRAMS DEVELOPED

    95k

    TOOL DOWNLOADS SINCE NOVEMBER 2016

  • 225+

    STAKEHOLDER ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED

    73+

    TOOLS, RESOURCES & PROGRAMS DEVELOPED

    48k

    TOOL DOWNLOADS SINCE NOVEMBER 2016

  • 220+

    STAKEHOLDER ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED

    70+

    TOOLS, RESOURCES & PROGRAMS DEVELOPED

    17k

    TOOL DOWNLOADS SINCE NOVEMBER 2016

Clinical leads

Our clinical leads bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise from various areas in health care. They are recognized leaders in their respective fields.

Staff and academic detailers

Our corporate staff and academic detailers encompass a broad range of experience including clinical, knowledge translation, implementation science, program evaluation, and qualitative and quantitative research methods.

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