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Find citations and full-text articles for systematic reviews, resulting Task Force findings and recommendations, and other related publications.

Community Preventive Services Task Force Annual Report to Congress
and to Agencies Related to the Work of the Task Force
Cover of the 2013 report to Congress

The Task Force's Annual Report to Congress provides background on the Task Force, its methods, findings and recommendations, and describes gaps in existing research and priorities for future efforts.

The Guide to Community Preventive Services: What Works to Promote Health? (2005)

This book includes reviews and recommendations completed between 1996 and 2004. Visit all Community Guide Topics for more current reviews and findings.

Use of Publications

Most full-text articles in this library are from:

  • American Journal of Preventive Medicine
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports

The content of these documents is in the public domain. This means you are free to use all content. The publisher owns copyright to the format of all American Journal of Preventive Medicine articles linked to this web site. This means you are not allowed to copy these in the current format. Citation of sources is requested.

Sample web citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Cancer prevention and control, client-oriented screening interventions: client reminders. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last Updated: MM/DD/YYYY.

Sample article citation: Ditter SM, Elder RW, Shults RA, et al. Effectiveness of designated driver programs for reducing alcohol-impaired driving: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2005;28(5S):280-7.