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The CPSTF recommends clinical decision support systems to increase HIV screening for the general population and for persons at higher risk for HIV infection.
Evidence shows tenant-based housing voucher programs improve health and health-related outcomes for adults and advance health equity.
The January issue of AJPM features the economic benefits of active travel to school interventions and a commentary about using the evidence to create momentum.
Systematic review shows economic benefits of Housing First programs are greater than the cost of the intervention, recent article in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice details results from the effectiveness review.
Community Health and Economic Prosperity: Engaging Businesses as Stewards and Stakeholders—A Report of the Surgeon General references CPSTF recommendations for community preventive services.
Register now to the attend the virtual CPSTF meeting. Topics will include physical activity, obesity, social determinants of health, and economic review methods.
Eight public health and clinical professionals have been appointed by the CDC Director to serve five-year terms on the CPSTF, starting in either 2021 or 2022.
Recent articles about The Community Guide highlight funding sources for evidence considered in systematic reviews and health department use of CPSTF recommendations.
Now available! An article in the Journal of Women’s Health outlines ways decision makers can use the CPSTF recommendation for interventions to prevent and reduce intimate partner and sexual violence among youth.
The new call to action includes evidence-based intervention approaches from The Community Guide.
A new blog post features the partnership between The Community Guide and Healthy People 2030 and shows how crosswalks between the sites can inform public health decision making.
Georgia College partnered with churches in nearby counties to improve the nutritional habits of more 600 residents.
You’re invited to join this web-based meeting! Discussion topics will include asthma, heart disease and stroke, and obesity and physical activity.
The CPSTF used a data-driven process that included consideration of Healthy People 2020 topics and input from multiple stakeholders to select nine priority topics that will guide their systematic reviews for the next five years.
A systematic review of economic evidence shows tailored pharmacy-based interventions to increase medication adherence are cost-effective for cardiovascular disease prevention.
The July issue of AJPM features CPSTF findings and systematic review evidence for four intervention approaches to increase the availability of healthier foods and beverages in schools.
The CPSTF recommends internet-based interventions to help adults stop using tobacco products.
Join the CPSTF for this web-based meeting! Discussion topics will include cardiovascular disease prevention and control, tobacco cessation, and health equity.
Do you know someone who should be a Community Preventive Services Task Force member? Nominations will be accepted through June 26, 2020.
CDC’s Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention released a new resource to help communities and health systems implement CPSTF-recommended telehealth interventions for cardiovascular disease prevention and management.
AcademyHealth has a new blog featuring ways health services researchers can use CPSTF findings to develop effective, economically sound, health promotion interventions and research agendas.
The CPSTF recommends digital health interventions to assist adolescents with overweight or obesity with weight management.
The CPSTF recommends interventions that engage community health workers to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening.
An article in the March 2020 issue of the American Journal of Nursing outlines how evidence-based recommendations from The Community Guide can inform nursing practices.
A new report updates evidence on the benefits of smoking cessation and features evidence-based intervention approaches, including many from The Community Guide.
CDC has released a new resource to help communities and health systems implement tailored pharmacy-based interventions to improve medication adherence for cardiovascular disease prevention, which are recommended by the CPSTF.
CDC launched Active People, Healthy NationSM to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027. The initiative promotes CPSTF-recommended strategies that work at the state and local level.
Join the CPSTF for this web-based meeting! Discussion topics will include HIV screening, cardiovascular disease prevention and control, tobacco cessation, mental health, and sleep health.
Evidence from a systematic review shows school-based, self-management interventions reduce emergency department and hospital visits among children and adolescents with asthma.
A new publication features economic evidence from a systematic review of multicomponent interventions to increase screenings for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening.
The 2018-2019 Annual Report to Congress: Supporting Community Health and National Security highlights the military’s success in reducing tobacco use among active duty service members using evidence-based strategies, including CPSTF recommendations.
Dr. Ned Calonge and Dr. Alison Evans Cuellar to serve as chair and vice-chair of the CPSTF.
Community Guide scientists have published a new paper that outlines the relationship between educational achievement and life expectancy.
Dr. Jonathan Fielding and Dr. Robert (Bob) Brewer are the first two recipients of the Jonathan E. Fielding Community Guide Champion Award.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends Permanent Supportive Housing with Housing First programs (Housing First) to promote health equity for people who are experiencing homelessness and have a disability, including those with HIV infection.
CPSTF members, liaisons, partners, and Community Guide staff and friends came together to celebrate more than two decades of achievements.
A new Community Guide in Action story features Nevada decision makers who expanded full-day kindergarten programs to promote health equity.
Una historia que aparece en “La guía para la comunidad en acción” presenta el programa AMIGAS, que usó promotoras de salud conforme a las recomendaciones de la Guía para la comunidad y más que duplicó las tasas de realización de pruebas de detección de cáncer de cuello uterino.
The CPSTF recommends universal and targeted school-based cognitive behavioral therapy programs to prevent or reduce depression and anxiety symptoms among school-aged children and adolescents.
During this meeting, Community Preventive Services Task Force members will discuss cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and tobacco cessation. Members of the public are invited to join the Atlanta meeting in person or via live stream.
The CPSTF recommends tailored pharmacy-based adherence interventions to help patients take medications as prescribed.
New Publications Feature CPSTF Recommendation and Systematic Review Evidence for Team-Based Care to Manage Type 2 Diabetes
New publications feature CPSTF recommendation and systematic review evidence for team-based care to control type 2 diabetes.
A new Community Guide in Action story details how the Nebraska Panhandle Public Health District used CPSTF findings to inform their community health improvement plan.
CPSTF recommends digital health interventions to increase physical activity among adults 55 years and older.
The CPSTF recommends exercise programs for pregnant women to reduce the development of gestational hypertension.
During this meeting, the Community Preventive Services Task Force will discuss asthma, cancer, health equity, and obesity. Members of the public are invited to join the Atlanta meeting in person or via live stream.
A new systematic review of economic evidence shows the economic benefits exceed the cost for active travel to school interventions.
A new Community Guide in Action story features a partnership between the Hawai`i Department of Education and the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa that improved health equity by establishing school-based health centers that help keep students in school.
The CPSTF recommends interventions in schools that combine meal or fruit and vegetable snack interventions with physical activity interventions to improve student health.
Engaging Community Health Workers for Diabetes or Cardiovascular Disease Prevention is Cost-Effective
Interventions engaging community health workers for cardiovascular disease prevention, diabetes prevention, or diabetes management are cost-effective.
A new Community Guide in Action Story features two community health centers that partnered with the American Cancer Society to use CPSTF recommendations to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among underserved populations.
A new Community Guide in Action Story highlights organizations that used the CPSTF recommendation for combined built environment approaches to develop plans for their communities.
During this meeting, Community Preventive Services Task Force members will discuss cancer, cardiovascular disease, health equity, mental health, and physical activity. Members of the public are invited to join the Atlanta meeting in person or via live stream.
Now’s your chance to submit comments and suggestions on Healthy People 2030 objectives, many of which will connect with evidence-based resources from The Community Guide.
New Community Guide Publications Feature Effectiveness and Economic Evidence from Health Equity Reviews
Now available: three full-text articles from the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice on the economics of center-based early childhood development and the effectiveness of expanded in-school learning time and year-round school interventions.
A new Community Guide in Action Story features the AMIGAS program, which engaged community health workers based on Community Guide recommendations and more than doubled the rate of cervical cancer screening among Mexican-American women.
A new Community Guide in Action Story explains how CityHealth provides cities with the tools to help people lead healthier lives. Check out the story to learn about this innovative approach.
During this meeting, Community Preventive Services Task Force members will discuss cancer, mental health, obesity, and physical activity. Members of the public are invited to join the Atlanta meeting in person or via live stream.
The CPSTF recommends starting lifestyle interventions during the first two trimesters of pregnancy to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes.
A new systematic review from the CPSTF shows primary prevention interventions reduce intimate partner violence and sexual violence among youth.
A new systematic review of economic evidence shows interventions to increase screenings for cervical or colorectal cancer are cost-effective.
CPSTF recommends mHealth interventions to improve treatment adherence for patients recently diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.
CPSTF recommends the use of text messaging interventions to increase medication adherence among patients with chronic medical conditions.
The CPSTF recommends the use of interactive digital interventions to improve blood pressure control in patients with high blood pressure.
CPSTF recommends the use of text messaging interventions to increase medication adherence among patients with chronic medical conditions.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends interventions including activity monitors for adults with overweight or obesity.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends comprehensive telehealth interventions to supplement the care of adults who have chronic diseases affected by diet. Evidence shows these interventions improve patients’ diets.
A systematic review of economic evidence shows meal interventions and fruit and vegetable snack interventions are cost effective.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions that engage community health workers to help patients manage their diabetes. Evidence also shows interventions are cost-effective.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends intensive lifestyle interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease risk among people with type 2 diabetes.
Full-text journal articles with effectiveness and economic evidence for a set of health equity reviews are now available.
New Publications Feature Cost-Effectiveness of Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Interventions
Community Guide review of the economic evidence for self-measured blood pressure monitoring has published and is available online!
CDC’s Injury Center funded tribal organizations to implement evidence-based strategies from The Community Guide to reduce motor vehicle deaths and injuries.
A new map of Community Guide in Action stories shows you how decision makers, program planners, and employers have used The Community Guide to improve health and safety in your state or region.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends multicomponent interventions to increase cancer screening.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends using team-based care for the management of type 2 diabetes. Team-based approaches have been shown to improve patients’ diabetic outcomes.
Nominations for new Community Preventive Services Task Force members will be accepted through July 3, 2017.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends family-based interventions to increase physical activity among children. This finding is based on a systematic review of evidence that showed modest increases in physical activity among children.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force found that built environment approaches used in combination can help increase physical activity in communities. These approaches combine new or enhanced transportation systems (e.g. pedestrian and cycling paths) with new or enhanced land use design (e.g. proximity to a store, access to a public park) to promote physical activity among residents.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force issued four separate findings for interventions to increase the availability of healthier meals, snacks, and beverages in schools.
YouthAlert!, a non-profit community outreach program in Kentucky, seeks to reduce youth violence through universal school-based interventions recommended by Community Preventive Services Task Force. By instituting school-based interventions in the program’s home state before expanding nationwide, YouthAlert! aims to reduce youth violence through education and teamwork. Read the Community Guide in Action story about the development of this program.
Using evidence-based interventions recommended by the Task Force, the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control seeks to reduce the burden of cancer by increasing screening rates for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers throughout the state. Read the Community Guide in Action story about their work.
Audio clips have just been added! Learn about the Prevent Diabetes STAT™ campaign, hear the chair reflect on his experience with the Community Preventive Services Task Force, and listen to a partner share how she uses The Community Guide.
The MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas used Task Force recommendations on community-based health programs to develop a campus-wide health improvement project with a focus on physical activity in the workplace. The program includes social support interventions and access to Be Well stations with exercise equipment. Read the Community Guide in Action story about the development of this program.
Diabetes Prevention: Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers Improve Risk Factors and Health Outcomes
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions engaging community health workers (CHWs) for diabetes prevention based. These interventions are effective for people at increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
The Task Force finds insufficient evidence for an intervention approach when there is not enough evidence to recommend for or against use of an intervention. Brief guides written for public health practitioners, public health funders, and public health researchers outline how to interpret and use insufficient evidence findings.
Do you know what to do about the leading health conditions affecting women? Learn more about the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) findings that can be used to improve women’s health.
Two new publications are now available online—the evidence review and Task Force recommendation for electronic screening and brief interventions to prevent excessive alcohol use.
New publications feature the effectiveness evidence and Task Force findings for two interventions to prevent skin cancer.
School-based health centers for low-income children boost school performance and improve health prospects, says the Community Preventive Services Task Force.
Interventions have been shown to reduce sedentary screen time among children. Peer-reviewed journal publication now available online.
Learn about Community Preventive Services Task Force findings on coordinated school dismissals to reduce or delay spread of infection.
Task Force findings were used to prevent motor vehicle-related injury for the Hopi Tribe in Arizona and the Yurok Tribe Reservation in California.
One organization increased cancer screening rates and the other increased physical activity—both with Task Force findings. Read each story to learn more about their success.
Did you know The Community Guide could be used as an educational tool? Learn how professors at three different universities used The Community Guide in their classrooms.
A newly published systematic review shows that reducing patient out-of-pocket costs for medications can improve health.
Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Early Childhood Education Programs to Improve Health Outcomes
Early childhood education programs for low-income and minority children improve educational and health prospects, says the Community Preventive Services Task Force.
The San Diego Prevention Research Center used Task Force findings to increase physical activity among Latinos.
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Two Task Force recommendations and new publications about cardiovascular disease prevention and control are now available!
Two new stories about using evidence-based findings from the Task Force feature a local health department's efforts to improve the health of school environments and a technology-based program to help employees achieve wellness.
Call for Nominations to the Task Force
Submit names of qualified individuals by November 9.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends health care system-based interventions and community-based interventions implemented in combination.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force released its 2014-2015 annual report to Congress, with a focus on the Task Force's work in strengthening our nation's ability to prevent cancers.
The Task Force recommends combined diet and physical activity programs for people at increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Peer-reviewed journal publications now online.
Public health interventions that engage community health workers help people manage risk factors and prevent cardiovascular disease, and reduce health disparities.
Mental health benefit laws help those who need care with little added cost for insurance plans.
Studies of enhanced school-based physical education programs conducted found that students who participated in these programs spent more time engaging in moderate- to vigorous- intensity physical activity.
Programs improve long-term health for minority and low-income groups. Peer-reviewed journal publication now available online.
Task Force recommendations applied to reduce cancer-related disparities in a largely rural, medically underserved region in Georgia.
Have you used a Community Preventive Services Task Force finding to develop a public health or patient program, inform a policy, shape a research agenda, justify funding, or support accreditation efforts? If so, we want to know about it!
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs to reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends combined diet and physical activity promotion programs to reduce new-onset type 2 diabetes.
Health communication campaigns with mass media and product distribution lead to health behavior changes.
High school completion and out-of-school-time academic programs improve long-term health for minority and low-income groups.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends universal helmet laws to reduce deaths and injuries.
See the peer-reviewed articles for this previously announced Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation.
Systems enhance collaboration between vaccination providers and public health agencies and help coordinate interventions to increase vaccination rates.
Improving health equity starts with full-day kindergarten, according to a new Task Force recommendation.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force finds strong evidence that two strategies increase quitting, reduce tobacco-related illness and death, and have economic benefits.
Interested in what works to increase sun protective behavior in many outdoor settings? See the community-based skin cancer prevention recommendations released by the Community Preventive Services Task Force.
Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends publicized checkpoints to reduce alcohol-impaired driving.
Task Force recommends clinical decision-support systems to improve provider practices related to prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Tobacco quitlines? Lower quit costs for tobacco users? Mass reach communications? All of these work, says the Community Preventive Services Task Force.
A collection of virtual buttons featuring different Community Guide products is now available to post on your website.
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The Task Force recommends electronic screening and brief intervention to reduce excessive alcohol consumption and related harms.
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.
What's syndication? A new feature that lets you put exact Community Guide web content on your site, which is then updated automatically.
Highlights include activities evidence gaps, future systematic reviews, and how Task Force recommendations have been used to improve public health.
See client-oriented and provider-oriented evidence-based recommendations for what works to increase cervical cancer screening.
More research is needed for the Task Force to determine if mass media without other components results in a more physically active population.
Two new, short videos show how communities have used Task Force findings to make residents safer and healthier.
Topics include alcohol, skin cancer, emergency preparedness, mental health, and motor vehicle injury prevention.
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.
Based on evidence from updated Community Guide reviews, the Task Force issued new findings on ways to increase breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening.
Newly published reviews and Task Force findings feature the effectiveness of this intervention in improving depression symptoms, adherence to treatment, response to treatment, and remission and recovery.
Evidence links privatization to increased consumption of alcoholic beverages, excessive drinking and related harms.
A gift from Jonathan and Karin Fielding supports public health education and research at soon-to-be named UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health.
See newly published Task Force findings on helping caregivers reduce their teen's health risk behaviors.
See newly published Task Force findings on abstinence education and comprehensive risk reduction for teens.
Topics include tobacco cessation and interventions to promote health equity.
The report describes Task Force background, methods, findings, evidence gaps, priorities, and how states and communities use its recommendations.
Congratulations to Community Preventive Services Task Force member Barbara K. Rimer on her appointment as Chairman of the President's Cancer Panel.
Holding alcohol retailers liable for injuries or damage done by their intoxicated customers can reduce motor vehicle deaths, homicides, injuries, and other alcohol-related problems.
The Task Force recommends use of home-based multi-trigger, multicomponent interventions for children and adolescents with asthma.
Topics include excessive alcohol use and vaccination rates.
New publication features evidence-based recommendations to reduce alcohol-impaired driving.
Topics include excessive alcohol use, vaccination rates, and health communication campaigns.
Laws and policies that limit the days and hours alcohol can be sold are effective public health strategies to prevent harms from drinking too much
Laws to reduce the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of drivers save lives. A new case study examines translating this evidence into policy
Evidence-based recommendations to assess health risks and reduce tobacco use are now available in a published Community Guide systematic review.
Systems that inform healthcare providers when individual clients are due or overdue for specific tests can increase cancer screenings. This is according to a published Community Guide systematic review.
One way to prevent excessive alcohol use is to regulate the number of places where alcohol may be legally sold in a given area, according to a systematic review published by the Community Guide.
Task Force recommendations now available for group-based interventions to prevent and reduce adolescent HIV/AIDS, pregnancy, and other STIs.
Published in the October 2009 AJPM, the Task Force recommends worksite programs intended to improve diet and physical activity behaviors.
This review, published in the October 2009 AJPM, shows that these interventions can reduce alcohol-impaired driving.
Increased alcohol taxes save lives! Find out how alcohol excise taxes reduce alcohol use, alcohol-impaired driving, motor vehicle crashes and fatalities, and deaths from cirrhosis of the liver.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Proven to Benefit Symptomatic Children and Adolescents Following a Traumatic Event
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) recommends individual cognitive behavior therapy and group cognitive behavior therapy to reduce psychological harm to youth who show psychological symptoms following exposure to traumatic events.
If everyone who should be screened for cancer got screened, many of the 17,175 leading cancer deaths per year could be prevented!