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January 2019
Help shape the objectives for Healthy People 2030.

Healthy People 2030 Proposed Objective Public Comment

Now’s your chance to submit comments and suggestions on Healthy People 2030 objectives, many of which will connect with evidence-based resources from The Community Guide.

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November 2018
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New Community Guide Publications Feature Effectiveness and Economic Evidence from Health Equity Reviews

Now available: three full-text articles from the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice on the economics of center-based early childhood development and the effectiveness of expanded in-school learning time and year-round school interventions.

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October 2018
A promotora speaks to a female client about cervical cancer screening.

AMIGAS Program Increases Cancer Screening

A new Community Guide in Action Story features the AMIGAS program, which engaged community health workers based on Community Guide recommendations and more than doubled the rate of cervical cancer screening among Mexican-American women.

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September 2018
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New CGiA Story highlights CityHealth Initiative

A new Community Guide in Action Story explains how CityHealth provides cities with the tools to help people lead healthier lives. Check out the story to learn about this innovative approach.

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September 2018
Join us for the CPSTF Meeting October 17-18

Join us for the CPSTF Meeting October 17-18

During this meeting, Community Preventive Services Task Force members will discuss cancer, mental health, obesity, and physical activity. Members of the public are invited to join the Atlanta meeting in person or via live stream.

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July 2018
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Lifestyle Interventions During Pregnancy Reduce Gestational Diabetes Risk

The CPSTF recommends starting lifestyle interventions during the first two trimesters of pregnancy to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes.

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July 2018
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Primary Prevention Reduces Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Among Youth

A new systematic review from the CPSTF shows primary prevention interventions reduce intimate partner violence and sexual violence among youth.

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June 2018
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Multicomponent Interventions to Increase Cancer Screening are Cost-Effective

A new systematic review of economic evidence shows interventions to increase screenings for cervical or colorectal cancer are cost-effective.

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February 2018
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mHealth Interventions Improve Treatment Adherence Among CVD Patients

CPSTF recommends mHealth interventions to improve treatment adherence for patients recently diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

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December 2017
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Healthcare Systems Help Patients Manage Type 2 Diabetes with Mobile Apps

CPSTF recommends the use of text messaging interventions to increase medication adherence among patients with chronic medical conditions.

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December 2017
A wrist-worn activity monitor sends information to a smartphone.

Interactive Digital Interventions Help Patients Control High Blood Pressure

The CPSTF recommends the use of interactive digital interventions to improve blood pressure control in patients with high blood pressure.

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November 2017
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Text Messages Improve Medication Adherence

CPSTF recommends the use of text messaging interventions to increase medication adherence among patients with chronic medical conditions.

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November 2017
A runner checks his heart rate using a smartwatch.

Activity Monitors Boost Physical Activity Interventions

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends interventions including activity monitors for adults with overweight or obesity.

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October 2017
A doctor refers to a computer while on the telephone.

Comprehensive Telehealth Interventions Help Adults with Chronic Diseases

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends comprehensive telehealth interventions to supplement the care of adults who have chronic diseases affected by diet. Evidence shows these interventions improve patients’ diets.

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October 2017
A young girl eats an apple in her school classroom.

Interventions to Get Healthier Foods and Beverages in Schools are Cost-Effective

A systematic review of economic evidence shows meal interventions and fruit and vegetable snack interventions are cost effective.

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