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June 2010
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From Research to Policy: Lessons from a Community Guide Review on Alcohol-Impaired Driving Laws

Laws to reduce the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of drivers save lives. A new case study examines translating this evidence into policy

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February 2010
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Evidence-Based Findings on Worksite Health Promotion Interventions

Evidence-based recommendations to assess health risks and reduce tobacco use are now available in a published Community Guide systematic review.

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January 2010
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Prompting Healthcare Providers Can Increase Cancer Screenings

Systems that inform healthcare providers when individual clients are due or overdue for specific tests can increase cancer screenings. This is according to a published Community Guide systematic review.

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December 2009
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Regulating Alcohol Outlet Density Prevents Excessive Alcohol Use

One way to prevent excessive alcohol use is to regulate the number of places where alcohol may be legally sold in a given area, according to a systematic review published by the Community Guide.

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November 2009
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Group-Based Interventions for Adolescents

Task Force recommendations now available for group-based interventions to prevent and reduce adolescent HIV/AIDS, pregnancy, and other STIs.

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October 2009
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Worksite Programs Help Employees Lose Weight

Published in the October 2009 AJPM, the Task Force recommends worksite programs intended to improve diet and physical activity behaviors.

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October 2009
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Multicomponent Interventions with Community Mobilization Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Driving

This review, published in the October 2009 AJPM, shows that these interventions can reduce alcohol-impaired driving.

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September 2009
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Task Force Recommends Increasing Alcohol Taxes to Prevent Excessive Alcohol Use and Other Harms

Increased alcohol taxes save lives! Find out how alcohol excise taxes reduce alcohol use, alcohol-impaired driving, motor vehicle crashes and fatalities, and deaths from cirrhosis of the liver.

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September 2008
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Proven to Benefit Symptomatic Children and Adolescents Following a Traumatic Event

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) recommends individual cognitive behavior therapy and group cognitive behavior therapy to reduce psychological harm to youth who show psychological symptoms following exposure to traumatic events.

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July 2008
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Cancer Screening Reviews Updated

If everyone who should be screened for cancer got screened, many of the 17,175 leading cancer deaths per year could be prevented!

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