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September 2017
A community health worker discusses healthy eating with a patient.

Community Health Workers Help Patients Manage Diabetes

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.

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September 2017
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Intensive Lifestyle Interventions Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Among People with Type 2 Diabetes

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends intensive lifestyle interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease risk among people with type 2 diabetes.

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August 2017
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Health Equity Publications Now Available!

Full-text journal articles with effectiveness and economic evidence for a set of health equity reviews are now available.

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August 2017
A blood pressure cuff lays on a table.

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!

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August 2017
A calculator sits on a stack of hundred dollar bills. This represents the economic effectiveness of interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease and dental cavities.

Two Published Economic Reviews Now Available

New peer-reviewed publications feature the economics of interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease and dental cavities.

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August 2017
Rocky outcroppings in the Arizona desert.

Infographic Features Tribal Motor Vehicle Safety

CDC’s Injury Center funded tribal organizations to implement evidence-based strategies from The Community Guide to reduce motor vehicle deaths and injuries.

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July 2017
A collection of $100 bills. This represents the cost effectiveness of Community Health Workers in preventing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Community Health Workers are Cost-effective

Interventions engaging community health workers for diabetes or cardiovascular disease prevention are cost-effective according to new reviews of the evidence.

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July 2017
A map of the U.S., with states highlighted to show the locations of Community Guide in Action stories.

Interactive Map Highlights Successes

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.

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July 2017
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Multicomponent Interventions Recommended to Increase Cancer Screening

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends multicomponent interventions to increase cancer screening.

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June 2017
A doctor and nurse record a patient's weight

Task Force Recommends Team-Based Care for Diabetes Management

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.

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May 2017
Nominations are open for new members of the Community Preventive Services Task Force

Task Force Nominations Open Now

Nominations for new Community Preventive Services Task Force members will be accepted through July 3, 2017.

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May 2017
A family playing baseball in their yard.

Interventions for the Whole Family Get Kids Moving

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.

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May 2017
A family rides bicycles on a community bike path

Combined Built Environment Features Help Communities Get Active

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.

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April 2017
A young boy gets a plate including healthy fruits and vegetables from a school cafeteria

Obesity: Interventions to Support Healthier Foods and Beverages in Schools

The Community Preventive Services Task Force issued four separate findings for interventions to increase the availability of healthier meals, snacks, and beverages in schools.

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March 2017
A group of teenagers. Read the story of YouthAlert! reducing youth violence through universal school-based interventions

YouthAlert! Uses Teamwork and Education to Prevent Youth Violence

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.

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