Community Guide News & Announcements
What Else Helps Improve High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol Control?
Reducing patient out-of-pocket costs for medications, says The Community Preventive Services Task Force. See their new recommendation.
Syndication: Add The Community Guide to Your Website!
What's syndication? A new feature that lets you put exact Community Guide web content on your site, which is then updated automatically.
Task Force Releases 2012 Annual Report to Congress
Highlights include activities evidence gaps, future systematic reviews, and how Task Force recommendations have been used to improve public health.
Evidence Supports Health Communication Campaigns
The Task Force recommends health communication campaigns when combined with the distribution of free or reduced-price related products.
Does Mass Media Alone Work to Promote Physical Activity?
More research is needed for the Task Force to determine if mass media without other components results in a more physically active population.
New Videos Feature The Community Guide in Action
Two new, short videos show how communities have used Task Force findings to make residents safer and healthier.
Fall 2012: Task Force Releases New Findings
Topics include alcohol, skin cancer, emergency preparedness, mental health, and motor vehicle injury prevention.
The Community Guide in Action
Read new stories about how The Community Guide has been used to improve the safety and health of communities across the country.
Community Guide Worksite Review Among Top Five Most Cited
The Community Guide review on the Assessment of Health Risks with Feedback was recognized as one of the most cited articles published in the AJPM during 2010. Read a review summary and the publication.
Task Force Updates Findings on Interventions to Boost Cancer Screening
Based on evidence from updated Community Guide reviews, the Task Force issued new findings on ways to increase breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening.
Team-Based Approach Works to Control Blood Pressure
Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends team-based care to improve blood pressure control. Typically nurses and pharmacists collaborate with primary care providers, patients, and other professionals.
Now Published: Collaborative Care to Manage Depression
Newly published reviews and Task Force findings feature the effectiveness of this intervention in improving depression symptoms, adherence to treatment, response to treatment, and remission and recovery.
Task Force Recommends Against Privatizing Retail Alcohol Sales
Evidence links privatization to increased consumption of alcoholic beverages, excessive drinking and related harms.
Task Force Chair Supports Future of Public Health
A gift from Jonathan and Karin Fielding supports public health education and research at soon-to-be named UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health.
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Winter 2012: Task Force Releases New Recommendations and Findings
Topics include tobacco cessation and interventions to promote health equity.