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

Announcements

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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
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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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January 2017
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New Resource Outlines Ways to Use Insufficient Evidence Findings

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.

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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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