Clinical Best Practices

The HCCN encourages participating health centers to share effective internal processes and best practices with other health centers in the network. Links to best practices submitted by member health centers follow. The HCCN Project Team has created a template that can be used to document internal processes. Click here to download the Connections Process Sharing template. To share a best practice and add a link to it on this page, email the document to Terri Kennedy at tkennedy@communitycareks.org.

Many organizations publish best practices and clinical guidelines, however, most organizations have a single focus. For instance, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is a great resource for cancer-related guidance, but not so useful for information about other topics. An organization that provides guidelines for multiple topics is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. USPSTF is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine convened by AHRQ. Links to best practices and guidelines from USPSTF and other organizations follow below.

Connections Shared Best Practices National Guidelines
 Cervical Cancer Screening
Shawnee County Health Agency Sep 2015 ACS Guidelines for Early Detection Oct 2015
UMMAM Sep 2015 UpToDate Guidelines
 Colorectal Cancer Screening
Salina Family Healthcare Center Sep 2015 ACS Guidelines for Early Detection Oct 2015
Shawnee County Health Agency Sep 2015 AHRQ Guideline Clearinghouse 2013
 Depression Screening
Heart of Kansas Family Health Care July 2015  USPSTF Guidelines
 Diabetes Control
Health Ministries Clinic Sep 2015 AACE/ACE Clinical Practice Guidelines April 2015
USPSTF Guidelines

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