Ambassador Guideline Adaptation and Development Program

Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program

Promoting the use of evidence to encourage and support best practice in pain management

The Ambassador Guideline Adaptation and Development Program collaborates with clinicians, policy-makers, and patients to develop methodologically rigorous, clinically relevant guidelines that promote inter-professional collaboration, integration of healthcare services, and delivery of uniform, cost-effective, and evidence-based care.

The Ambassador Program started in 2004 as a knowledge translation strategy for promoting the use of current research evidence in pain management across Alberta. In 2006, the Program’s scope expanded to include development of evidence-based, Alberta-specific clinical practice guidelines for the primary care management of low back pain (three editions) and the primary care management of headache (two editions). The Ambassador Program processes and method advancements have been featured in 12 peer-reviewed publications and book chaptersand at major provincial, national, and international conferences.

The Program has subsequently applied its successful guideline development model to create Criteria for the Clinical Use of Immune Globulin (first edition), in collaboration with the Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan ministries of health. The Criteria will inform immune globulin utilization management policy across the three provinces.


Contact

For more information about our areas of expertise or if you have any questions about the Ambassador Program, please contact the following person:

Stefanie Kletke, Project Coordinator
1200, 10405 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Phone: (780) 448-4881 extension 229
Fax: (780) 448-0018
Email: skletke@ihe.ca