The Beginning: Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP)

The mission of the Clinical Compass is to improve patient outcomes by advancing evidence – based care in an effort to transform healthcare through knowledge translation. The Clinical Compass collaborates with every major chiropractic organization, many states and their respective associations, individual chiropractors, as well as other healthcare providers interested in providing the best, most evidence based care to their patients. Participation and process are as transparent as possible and a diverse cross-section of the chiropractic profession is represented.

Creating The Clinical Compass

After CCGPP teams with specific skills review and rate all information gathered from multiple databases (synthesis), this information is then translated into easily usable tools (the “Chiropractic Clinical Compass©”). The synthesis is not the Compass©, it is merely an evidence stratification for the most common conditions seen by chiropractic doctors. CCGPP recognizes that information in this format is difficult to digest and implement. To assist comprehension and ease of application, the synthesis will be translated for use in the treatment room via a DIER (Dissemination, Implementation, Evaluation, and Revision) process (see Powerpoint presentation on the Introduction page of this website for more details on this process). This process will ultimately produce the Chiropractic Clinical Compass©. In addition, in today’s ever-changing health care environment, the literature synthesis can be used for many purposes and CCGPP is flexible and responsive to rapidly changing trends and needs.

The Clinical Compass Board

The Clinical Compass Board represents a diverse cross-section of the profession. Besides full-time private practice chiropractic physicians, there are representatives from the ChiroCongress, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the chiropractic colleges, chiropractic attorneys, as well as public and vendor members.

Board Members

Chairman

Dr. Louis S. Crivelli
DC, MS

Vice Chairman

Dr. Scott Mooring
DC, CCSP

Secretary

Dr. Kris Anderson
DC, CCSP, CCFI-L1, CKTP

Treasurer

Dr. Jeffery J. Askew
DC

Past Chair

Dr. Jay S. Greenstein
DC, CCSP, CCFI-L1, CKTP, FMS

Scientific Commission Chair

Dr. Cheryl Hawk
DC, PhD

Scientfic Commission

Dr. Amy Minkalis
DC

ChiroCongress Representative

Dr. Tom Wetzen
DC

ChiroCongress Representative

Dr. Thomas J. Augat
DC, MS, CCSP, FASA

ChiroCongress Representative

Dr. Kendall Payne
DC

ChiroCongress Representative

Dr. RJ Crawford
DC

ChiroCongress Representative

Dr. David Paris
DC

ACA Representative

Dr. Bradley Russell
CAE, JD

ACC Representative

Dr. David S. O’Bryon
CAE, JD

NACA Representative

Dr. Steven Conaway
CAE, JD

Vendor Representative

Dr. Ray Foxworth
DC, FICC, MCS-P

Administrator

Janet Jordan
CAE

Emeritus Council

Dr. Wayne Whalen
DC, FIACN, FICC

Dr. Ron Farabaugh
DC, FIACN, FICC

Dr. Jay S. Greenstein
DC, CCSP, CCFI-L1, CKTP, FMS

Dr. Thomas Augat
DC, MS, CCSP, FASA

Dr. Len Suiter
DC, FIACN, FICC

Dr. Greg Baker
DC

Organization Representation

American Chiropractic Association
1701 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
800-986-4636

Association of Chiropractic Colleges
4424 Montgomery Ave., Suite 102
Bethesda, MD 20814
800-284-1062

Congress of Chiropractic State Associations
699 June Drive
Molalla, OR 97038
503-922-4455

National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys
1203 Governors Square Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-577-3222

Scientific Commission of CCGPP

The purpose of the Scientific Commission is to advise CCGPP on issues related to searching, identifying, interpreting and compiling the scientific evidence related to chiropractic care and to collaborate as appropriate on the development, publication, dissemination and utilization of guidelines and care pathways.

COMMISSION MEMBERS

Dr. Cheryl Hawke
DC, PhD, CHES — CHAIR

Dr. Jeffrey Cates
DC, MS, DABCO, DABCC

Dr. Clinton Daniels
DC, MS, DAAPM

Dr. Jordan Gliedt
DC, FASA

Dr. Dana Lawrence
DC, MMedEd, MA

Dr. Amy Minkalis
DC, MS

Claire Noll
MS, MLS

Dr. Michael Schnieder
DC, PhD

Sheryl Walters
DC, FASA