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An orange diamond shaped roadsign, with the words 'Sobriety Checkpoint Ahead' in black letters. Publicized Sobriety Checkpoints Save Lives
Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends publicized checkpoints to reduce alcohol-impaired driving.

A red toolbox with various tools - hammer, saw, level - protruding through the open top. The Community Guide Toolbox
The Community Guide Toolbox is an online resource that works hand-in-hand with The Community Guide website to help public health practitioners apply evidence-based intervention strategies.

The front of the Health Communication fact sheet. What Works – New Fact Sheets Highlight Findings
Now it's even easier to share and use Task Force findings on two Community Guide topics. Health Communication and Social Marketing, and Motor Vehicle-Related Injury Prevention are now summarized in handy What Works fact sheets.

A woman sits in a yoga pose as she overlooks a desert area. The Community Guide in Action
Two new stories about using evidence-based recommendations in the Community Guide feature a local health department's preparation for accreditation and an effort to improve employee health.

Community Guide button images and the associated code needed to place them on the website. Buttons Make it Even Easier to Share The Community Guide
A collection of virtual buttons featuring different Community Guide products is now available to post on your website.

A red telephone handset connected to a red base with a black cord. What Works to Boost Tobacco Cessation?
Tobacco quitlines? Lower quit costs for tobacco users? Mass reach communications? All of these work, says the Community Preventive Services Task Force. Read more >>

Cover of the PHAB Crosswalk report Preparing for Public Health Department Accreditation?
Then The Community Guide – Public Health Accreditation Board Standards Crosswalk is designed for you. Read more >>

A doctor in a white lab coat points to a computer screen. Clinical Decision-Support Systems Can Help Improve Provider Practices
Task Force recommends clinical decision-support systems to improve provider practices related to prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Finger touching the screen of a digital tablet. New Technologies Used to Reduce Excessive Drinking
The Task Force recommends electronic screening and brief intervention to reduce excessive alcohol consumption and related harms.

Cover of the 2013 Annual Report to Congress Report to Congress Features Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
The Community Preventive Services Task Force released its 2013 annual report to Congress, the first to focus on evidence-based recommendations on specific health topic.

A pill bottle with a one hundred dollar bill as the label.  The bottle is full of various pills, which also lay around the bottle What Else Helps Improve High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol Control?
Reducing patient out-of-pocket costs for medications, says The Community Preventive Services Task Force. See their new recommendation.

A circle created by three broken orange rings, and a blue arrow head pointing from the lower left to the center Syndication: Add The Community Guide to Your Website!
What's syndication? A new feature that lets you put exact Community Guide web content on your site, which is then updated automatically.

Cover of the 2012 Annual Report to Congress Task Force Releases 2012 Annual Report to Congress
Highlights include activities evidence gaps, future systematic reviews, and how Task Force recommendations have been used to improve public health.

A pencil laying on top of a printed form that reads Patient History January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!
See client-oriented and provider-oriented evidence-based recommendations for what works to increase cervical cancer screening.

People walking and riding bicycles with skyscrapers in the background Evidence Supports Health Communication Campaigns
The Task Force recommends health communication campaigns when combined with the distribution of free or reduced-price related products.

A blank white roadside billboard Does Mass Media Alone Work to Promote Physical Activity?
More research is needed for the Task Force to determine if mass media without other components results in a more physically active population.

A person running on a walking/running trail New Videos Feature The Community Guide in Action
Two new, short videos show how communities have used Task Force findings to make residents safer and healthier.

A document with checkboxes, and a pencil making green checkmarks in the boxes Fall 2012: Task Force Releases New Findings
Topics include alcohol, skin cancer, emergency preparedness, mental health, and motor vehicle injury prevention.

The hands of three women, one White and two African American, are stacked on top of each other; each wrist has a bracelet made from black coral. The Community Guide in Action
Read new stories about how The Community Guide has been used to improve the safety and health of communities across the country.

Four journals opened and stacked upon each other. Community Guide Worksite Review Among Top Five Most Cited
The Community Guide review on the Assessment of Health Risks with Feedback was recognized as one of the most cited articles published in the AJPM during 2010. Read a review summary and the publication.