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2014-2015 Annual Report to Congress

Guiding Community Health Outcomes through Evidence

In this 2014–2015 Annual Report to Congress, the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) helps to build the evidence base for public health programs, services, and other interventions to improve health. This report includes past accomplishments and lays out future priorities and plans. The CPSTF features its work in strengthening our nation's ability to prevent cancers—all-too-common illnesses that place a great burden on individuals, their families, places of work, communities, and our healthcare system. The report also includes areas where more research and programs are needed to prevent and reduce cancers.

Cover of the 2014-2015 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

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.

Cover of the 2014 USPSTF Annual Report to CongressU.S. Preventive Services Task Force - Fourth Annual Report to Congress on High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services External Web Site Icon
In this report, the USPSTF has prioritized evidence gaps related to the care of children and adolescents.

 

Cover of the 2015 USPSTF Annual Report to CongressU.S. Preventive Services Task Force - Fifth Annual Report to Congress on High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services External Web Site Icon
This report focuses on prioritized evidence gaps related to women's health.