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August 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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March 2017
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New York Makes Cancer a Public Health Priority

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.

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February 2017
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Listen to The Community Guide

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.

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February 2017
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Houston Cancer Center Develops Employee Health Program

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.

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February 2017
A community health worker meets with a senior couple

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.

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