History of The Community Guide
The Community Preventive Services Task Force was established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in 1996 to develop guidance on which community-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions work and which do not work, based on available scientific evidence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the DHHS agency that provides the Task Force with technical and administrative support.
Developing the Guide to Community Preventive Services - Overview and Rationale. [PDF - 191 kB] Benedict I. Truman, C. Kay Smith-Akin, Alan R. Hinman et al. Am J Prev Med. 2000; 18 (1S) :18-26.