Welcome to The Community Guide’s new website. Comments and suggestions on the site’s look and feel are welcome: communityguide@cdc.gov.

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November 2016
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New What Works: Improving Women’s Health Fact Sheet

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.

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October 2016
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Electronic Screening and Brief Intervention Reduce Excessive Alcohol Use

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.

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September 2016
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Community-Based Skin Cancer Prevention that Works

New publications feature the effectiveness evidence and Task Force findings for two interventions to prevent skin cancer.

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June 2016
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Task Force Recommends School-Based Health Centers to Promote Health Equity

School-based health centers for low-income children boost school performance and improve health prospects, says the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

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March 2016
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New Publications: Behavioral Screen Time Interventions Prevent Childhood Obesity

Interventions have been shown to reduce sedentary screen time among children. Peer-reviewed journal publication now available online.

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January 2016
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School Dismissals to Reduce Transmission of Pandemic Influenza

Learn about Community Preventive Services Task Force findings on coordinated school dismissals to reduce or delay spread of infection.

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December 2015
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The Community Guide in Action

Task Force findings were used to prevent motor vehicle-related injury for the Hopi Tribe in Arizona and the Yurok Tribe Reservation in California.

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December 2015
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The Community Guide in Action

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.

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December 2015
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The Community Guide in Action

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.

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November 2015
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New Publication: Reducing Medication Costs Improves Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

A newly published systematic review shows that reducing patient out-of-pocket costs for medications can improve health.

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October 2015
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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.

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October 2015
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The Community Guide in Action

The San Diego Prevention Research Center used Task Force findings to increase physical activity among Latinos.

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October 2015
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The Community Preventive Service Task Force is now on Twitter @CPSTF!

Follow us and retweet messages about Task Force Recommendations and other findings.

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October 2015
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What's New in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control?

Two Task Force recommendations and new publications about cardiovascular disease prevention and control are now available!

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October 2015
A young girl looks at her lunch plate full of healthy food.

The Community Guide in Action

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.

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