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2020 Annual Report to Congress

The 2020 Annual Report to Congress summarizes the Community Preventive Services Task Force’s work from fiscal year 2020 (October 1, 2019‒September 30, 2020) and includes the following:

  • Four recommendations for intervention approaches that address health equity, HIV prevention, or tobacco
  • Four economic reviews of previously recommended interventions that address cardiovascular disease or cancer screening

The report also lists critical evidence gaps identified by the systematic reviews and highlights the priority topics CPSTF selected to guide future reviews from 2020 to 2025.

Cover of the 2020 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 2020 USPSTF Annual Report to CongressTenth Annual Report to Congress on High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services External Web Site Icon

The 10th Annual Report to Congress on High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services calls attention to high-priority research gaps from USPSTF recommendations related to child and adolescent health and health inequities, including mental and behavioral health, substance use, and obesity. Research into these complex health issues will help clinicians meaningfully assist patients and their families in preventing them and reducing health inequities.