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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.