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Community Preventive Services Task Force First Annual Report to Congress

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted in 2010, directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) External Web Site Icon to convene an independent Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF). Under this legislation, the CPSTF is mandated to provide yearly reports to Congress and to agencies related to the work of the CPSTF.

The CPSTF reports describe:

  • The CPSTF and its methods, findings and recommendations
  • Key activities
  • Evidence gaps that can be filled through additional research combined with evaluation of existing programs, services, and other interventions
  • Priorities for future CPSTF efforts
  • Examples of how states, local communities, and worksites have used CPSTF recommendations

The cover of the CPSTF First Annual Report to Congress

The Community Preventive Services Task Force is a panel of public health and prevention experts appointed by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its members represent a broad range of local, state, and national research, practice, and policy expertise in community preventive services, public health, health promotion, and disease prevention.

The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the CPSTF and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Cover of the First Annual Report to Congress for Clinical Preventive ServicesU.S. Preventive Services Task Force - First Annual Report to Congress on High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services External Web Site Icon
The work of the Community Preventive Services Task Force complements that of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) External Web Site Icon which makes recommendations about the effectiveness of clinical preventive services and health promotion. Taken together, the recommendations of the two task forces provide our nation with knowledge of how health is improved by prevention in both clinical and community settings. The two reports are submitted to Congress together to demonstrate the close collaboration of the two task forces, and to provide a full picture of our nation's prevention research needs.