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2013 Annual Report to Congress

The 2013 Annual Report to Congress focuses on cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of men and women in the United States. The report outlines Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommendations about proven means to prevent and control cardiovascular disease, gaps in the evidence about how to prevent cardiovascular disease, and suggestions for how those gaps might be filled. It also summarizes the full list of prevention opportunities reviewed by the CPSTF, lists key accomplishments since the 2012 report to Congress, and lays out priorities and plans for coming years.

The Community Preventive Services Task Force is an independent nonfederal panel of public health and prevention experts that provides evidence-based findings and recommendations about community preventive services, programs, and other interventions to improve health.

Cover of the 2013 CPSTF 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 2013 USPSTF Annual Report to CongressU.S. Preventive Services Task Force - Third 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.