- Adult Immunizations
- Alcohol and Substance Use (SBIRT)
- Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for ARI
- Childhood Obesity
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Stroke Prevention
- Diabetes in Adult Patients
- Gestational Diabetes
- Hepatitis B and C
- Motivational Interviewing
- Pediatric Immunizations
- Preconception & Interconception Care
- Tobacco Cessation and Secondhand Smoke Exposure
This page offers links to the Preventive Health Recommendations Guideline and supporting material. Dates refer to the date the material or link was posted by CCGC.
The CCGC Prevention Guideline is based on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations intended for primary care settings. Recommendations of other professional organizations may vary from USPSTF recommendations. CCGC chose USPSTF because it is an independent group that conducts rigorous, impartial assessments of the effectiveness of a wide variety of clinical preventive services using a standardized approach. The guideline is designed to assist clinicians in providing priority preventive services based on the evidence for each service. However, clinical decision making may require consideration of other issues in addition to the evidence. Thus, this guideline is not intended to replace clinical judgment for any individual patient.
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Supplement (August 2010)
- New! Childhood Obesity Guideline (June 2010)
Prevention Guideline Materials
The revised Preventive Health Recommendations Guideline and Adult Preventive Recommendations Flowsheet are in the process of being printed right now. Please contact CCGC in mid-August 2009 to request copies.
- Clinical Preventive Health Recommendations for the General and Targeted Populations Guideline (August 2009)
- Clinical Preventive Health Recommendations for Adults (organized by sex and age) (May 2009)
- Adult Preventive Health Recommendations Flowsheet (May 2009)
- Summary of all U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations - click on "Search for Recommendations," do not type in anything, then "Show Recommendations"
- Summary of High Risk Indicators (May 2009)
- Clinical Preventive Recommendations of Other Organizations (August 2008)
- References (August 2008)
- Committee (August 2008)
- Brief Conversations Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques for the Primary Care Provider - videos (October 2009)
More Information about USPSTF "I" Evidence Grade
- Annals of Internal Medicine (2009): Update on the methods of the USPSTF assignment of the “I” statement and the plan by USPSTF to collect and report additional information on 4 domains pertinent to clinical decisions about prevention
Free Learning Opportunities for Medical Providers
CCGC is offering free in-office trainings on its new clinical preventive health services guideline to Colorado healthcare providers. A physician facilitator will visit with your clinic staff over the lunch hour (or breakfast) to introduce the guideline recommendations and brainstorm with you how to improve your systems to deliver recommended preventive health care. CCGC provides food! Physician participants will receive 1 ERS point with COPIC Insurance. To schedule an in-office training, please call Sara Schwankl at (303) 962-8979.
CCGC is offering free CME presentations on its new clinical preventive health services guideline to Colorado healthcare providers. Physician participants will receive 1 ERS point with COPIC Insurance. To schedule a presentation, please call Sara Schwankl at (303) 962-8979.
Date: September 3, 2008
Title: Guideline for Clinical Preventive Health Recommendations
Speakers: Betsy Thompson, MD, DrPH and Marjie Harbrecht, MD
Materials: PowerPoint Presentation (PDF), Webinar Video (requires Windows Media Player)
Preventive Health Services Information for Payers and Policymakers
In 2006 the State of Colorado was awarded a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to develop and implement screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for alcohol and substance use as a routine procedure within health service delivery systems. The SBIRT Colorado initiative which is administered by the Division of Behavioral Health (formerly the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division) and managed by Peer Assistance Services, Inc. provided funds to CCGC to develop guidelines for clinical preventive health services and alcohol and substance use for use in healthcare settings throughout Colorado. For more information about SBIRT Colorado, go to www.improvinghealthcolorado.org.
Other CCGC Guideline Materials By Type
- Guideline Committee Members
- Guidelines: Long Forms
- Guidelines: Short Forms
- Patient Tracking Forms (Flow Sheets)
- Patient Education
- Research References
- For questions or concerns about the Asthma Guideline, materials, and links, please contact CCGC at (720) 297-1681.
To obtain color and/or laminated copies of the Asthma Guideline, Flow Sheets for patient charts, and Action Plans, please contact the CCGC office at (720) 297-1681.