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Community Preventive Services Task Force Releases 2012 Annual Report to Congress and Agencies Related to the Work of the Task Force

Cover of the 2012 Report to Congress

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) releases its 2012 Annual Report to Congress and Agencies Related to the Work of the Task Force Adobe PDF File [PDF - 664 kB]. The report describes Task Force activities since its 2011 report, key evidence gaps found in its reviews, upcoming systematic reviews, the topic selection process, systematic review methods, and how states, communities, and worksites have used Task Force recommendations. It may be of interest to those who need to know what works to improve and protect the health of the U.S. population, including decision makers in communities, businesses, nonprofit organizations, the health sector, and all levels of government. Read more...

The Community Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, nonfederal, unpaid panel appointed by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), whose members represent a broad range of research, practice, and policy expertise in community preventive services, public health, health promotion, and disease prevention. The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) is a collection of all the evidence-based recommendations and other findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force.