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August 2014
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New Publications Show Health Communication Works

Health communication campaigns with mass media and product distribution lead to health behavior changes.


July 2014
A black backpack hangs from the open door of a red school locker

Task Force Recommends Education Programs to Promote Health Equity

High school completion and out-of-school-time academic programs improve long-term health for minority and low-income groups.


June 2014
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Universal Motorcycle Helmet Laws Save Lives, Money

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends universal helmet laws to reduce deaths and injuries.


June 2014
Manual blood pressure monitor on top of an EKG report

Publications Available: Team-Based Care to Improve Blood Pressure Control

See the peer-reviewed articles for this previously announced Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation.


June 2014
A computer keyboard features a key labeled with the word vaccination

New Publication: Immunization Information Systems Increase Vaccination Rates

Systems enhance collaboration between vaccination providers and public health agencies and help coordinate interventions to increase vaccination rates.


May 2014
A teacher turns the pages of a picture book for a group of children

New Publication: Full-day Kindergarten Boosts Health Equity for Low-Income, Minority Kids

Improving health equity starts with full-day kindergarten, according to a new Task Force recommendation.


May 2014
A blue sign with white lettering reads Tobbacco Free Campus.

More Ways to Increase the Number of Tobacco Quitters

The Community Preventive Services Task Force finds strong evidence that two strategies increase quitting, reduce tobacco-related illness and death, and have economic benefits.


May 2014
Two bottles of sunscreen sit upright in the sand of a beach, with the ocean in the background.

Evidence Shows Community-Based Skin Cancer Prevention Works

Interested in what works to increase sun protective behavior in many outdoor settings? See the community-based skin cancer prevention recommendations released by the Community Preventive Services Task Force.


April 2014
An orange diamond shaped roadsign, with the words 'Sobriety Checkpoint Ahead' in black letters.

Publicized Sobriety Checkpoints Save Lives

Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends publicized checkpoints to reduce alcohol-impaired driving.


March 2014
A doctor in a white lab coat points to a computer screen

Clinical Decision-Support Systems Can Help Improve Provider Practices

Task Force recommends clinical decision-support systems to improve provider practices related to prevention of cardiovascular disease.


February 2014
A red telephone handset connected to a red base by a black cord

What Works to Boost Tobacco Cessation?

Tobacco quitlines? Lower quit costs for tobacco users? Mass reach communications? All of these work, says the Community Preventive Services Task Force.


February 2014
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Buttons Make it Even Easier to Share The Community Guide

A collection of virtual buttons featuring different Community Guide products is now available to post on your website.


November 2013
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Preparing for Public Health Department Accreditation?

Then The Community Guide – Public Health Accreditation Board Standards Crosswalk is designed for you.


August 2013
A finger touching the screen of a tablet computer

New Technologies Used to Reduce Excessive Drinking

The Task Force recommends electronic screening and brief intervention to reduce excessive alcohol consumption and related harms.


June 2013
Cover of the 2013 Annual Report to Congress

Report to Congress Features Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

The Community Preventive Services Task Force released its 2013 annual report to Congress, the first to focus on evidence-based recommendations on specific health topic.