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2011 Annual Report to Congress: Executive Summary

Decision makers in communities, companies, health departments, health plans and healthcare systems, non-governmental organizations, and at all levels of government can better protect and improve the public’s health by knowing what works. For this, they can rely on recommendations by the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force), compiled in The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide; www.thecommunityguide.org). These recommendations identify programs, services, and policies proven effective in a variety of real-world settings—such as communities, worksites, schools, and health plans. Task Force recommendations empower community, local, state, federal, tribal, territorial, corporate, public health, and healthcare decision makers to optimize resources to:

  • Protect and improve health;
  • Reduce demand for future healthcare spending that is driven by preventable disease and disability; and
  • Increase productivity and competitiveness of the U.S. workforce.

This report—the Task Force’s first Annual Report to Congress—provides background on the Task Force, its methods, findings, and recommendations, and describes both gaps in existing research on community preventive services and priorities for future Task Force efforts.

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2011 Annual Report to Congress: Full Report

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), § 4003(b)(1) amends the Public Health Service (PHS) Act to add Section 399U Community Preventive Services Task Force, which authorizes the provision of an independent Community Preventive Services Task Force convened by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It also describes duties of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (heretofore known as the Task Force on Community Preventive Services, and referred to hereafter as the Community Preventive Services Task Force or "Task Force"), which include:

"…providing yearly reports to Congress and related agencies identifying gaps in research and recommending priority areas that deserve further examination, including areas related to populations and age groups not adequately addressed by current recommendations." (ACA, § 4003(b)(1); PHS Act § 399U(b)(6)) (ACA pages 425-426)

The 2011 annual report was prepared by the Task Force in response to this legislation.

Decision makers in communities, companies, health departments, health plans and healthcare systems, non-governmental organizations, and at all levels of government can better protect and improve the public’s health by knowing what works. For this, they can rely on recommendations by the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force), compiled in The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide; www.thecommunityguide.org). These recommendations identify programs, services, and policies proven effective in a variety of real-world settings—such as communities, worksites, schools, and health plans. Task Force recommendations empower community, local, state, federal, tribal, territorial, corporate, public health, and healthcare decision makers to optimize resources to:

  • Protect and improve health;
  • Reduce demand for future healthcare spending that is driven by preventable disease and disability; and
  • Increase productivity and competitiveness of the U.S. workforce.

This report—the Task Force’s first Annual Report to Congress—provides background on the Task Force, its methods, findings, and recommendations, and describes both gaps in existing research on community preventive services and priorities for future Task Force efforts.

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2012 Annual Report to Congress: Executive Summary

The 2012 Annual Report to Congress Executive Summary includes findings and recommendations issued or updated in the year leading up to the report, Task Force limitations, and the new reviews and updates planned for the near future. The summary also includes ways in which the Task Force plans to meet the increased demand for recommendations.

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2012 Annual Report to Congress: Full Report

The 2012 Annual Report to Congress outlines current Task Force reviews and recommendations, along with evidence gaps that can be filled through additional research and evaluation. The report also summarizes how recommendations are used, Task Force accomplishments over the year, and the priorities for future Task Force efforts.

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2013 Annual Report to Congress: Executive Summary

This resource is an executive summary to the 2013 annual report to Congress and other agencies related to the work conducted by the Task Force. The summary includes information on the Task Force, the importance of their findings and recommendations, the intent of the full report, a brief summary of Task Force accomplishments, and more.

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2013 Annual Report to Congress: Full Report

The 2013 Annual Report to Congress outlines Task Force recommendations and evidence gaps related to preventing and controlling cardiovascular disease. It also summarizes the full list of prevention opportunities reviewed by the Task Force, lists key accomplishments since the 2012 report, and lays out priorities and plans for coming years.

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2014-2015 Annual Report to Congress: Executive Summary

In this 2014–2015 Annual Report to Congress, the Task Force helps to build the evidence base for public health programs, policies, and services. This report includes past accomplishments and lays out future priorities and plans. The Task Force features its work in strengthening our nation’s ability to prevent cancers—all-too-common illnesses that place a great burden on individuals, their families, place of work, communities, and our healthcare system. The report also includes areas where more research and programs are needed to prevent and reduce cancers.

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2014-2015 Annual Report to Congress: Full Report

2014-2015
Guiding Community Health Outcomes through Evidence
Annual Report to Congress, Federal Agencies and Prevention Stakeholders, including a Special Update on Recommendations to Prevent Cancers

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A portion of the cover of the 2016 Annual Report to Congress

2016 Annual Report to Congress: Full Report

In the 2016 Annual Report to Congress, the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) helps to build the evidence base for public health programs, policies, and services. This report summarizes accomplishments from the past year, and lays out future priorities and plans.

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Article: Data Collection instrument and procedure for systematic reviews in the Guide to Community Preventive Services

This article describes the abstraction form and procedures used to collect and evaluate data from individual studies of intervention effectiveness, essential to the methods used in developing The Community Guide. For a better understanding of the abstraction form, background information into its development and a sample form are included.

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