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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
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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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September 2015
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Call for Nominations to the Task Force

Submit names of qualified individuals by November 9.

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September 2015
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Two Multicomponent Intervention Recommendations to Increase Appropriate Vaccinations

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends health care system-based interventions and community-based interventions implemented in combination.

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August 2015
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Report to Congress Features Cancer Prevention

The Community Preventive Services Task Force released its 2014-2015 annual report to Congress, with a focus on the Task Force's work in strengthening our nation's ability to prevent cancers.

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July 2015
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Now Published: Diet & Physical Activity Programs Help People at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

The Task Force recommends combined diet and physical activity programs for people at increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Peer-reviewed journal publications now online.

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July 2015
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Engaging Community Health Workers Recommended to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Public health interventions that engage community health workers help people manage risk factors and prevent cardiovascular disease, and reduce health disparities.

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May 2015
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Now Published: The Benefit of Mental Health Benefit Laws

Mental health benefit laws help those who need care with little added cost for insurance plans.

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May 2015
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New Recommendation Highlights Importance of Enhanced School-Based Physical Education

Studies of enhanced school-based physical education programs conducted found that students who participated in these programs spent more time engaging in moderate- to vigorous- intensity physical activity.

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April 2015
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New Publication: High School Completion Programs Improve Health

Programs improve long-term health for minority and low-income groups. Peer-reviewed journal publication now available online.

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February 2015
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The Community Guide in Action – Cancer Screening in South Georgia

Task Force recommendations applied to reduce cancer-related disparities in a largely rural, medically underserved region in Georgia.

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December 2014
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The Community Guide in Action: Tell Us Your Story

Have you used a Community Preventive Services Task Force finding to develop a public health or patient program, inform a policy, shape a research agenda, justify funding, or support accreditation efforts? If so, we want to know about it!

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