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March 2021
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Clinical Decision Support Systems Increase HIV Screening

The CPSTF recommends clinical decision support systems to increase HIV screening for the general population and for persons at higher risk for HIV infection.

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February 2021
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Tenant-based Housing Voucher Programs Advance Health Equity

Evidence shows tenant-based housing voucher programs improve health and health-related outcomes for adults and advance health equity.

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February 2021
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New Publication Features Economic Benefits of Active Travel to School

The January issue of AJPM features the economic benefits of active travel to school interventions and a commentary about using the evidence to create momentum.

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January 2021
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Housing First Programs Lead to Net Economic Benefits

Systematic review shows economic benefits of Housing First programs are greater than the cost of the intervention, recent article in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice details results from the effectiveness review.

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January 2021
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U.S. Surgeon General Report Connects Health and Prosperity

Community Health and Economic Prosperity: Engaging Businesses as Stewards and Stakeholders—A Report of the Surgeon General references CPSTF recommendations for community preventive services.

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January 2021
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CPSTF Meeting – February 10-11

Register now to the attend the virtual CPSTF meeting. Topics will include physical activity, obesity, social determinants of health, and economic review methods.

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December 2020
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CPSTF Announces New Members Appointed by CDC to Start in 2021 or 2022

Eight public health and clinical professionals have been appointed by the CDC Director to serve five-year terms on the CPSTF, starting in either 2021 or 2022.

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December 2020
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New Publications Related to The Community Guide

Recent articles about The Community Guide highlight funding sources for evidence considered in systematic reviews and health department use of CPSTF recommendations.

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November 2020
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Prevent and Reduce Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence

Now available! An article in the Journal of Women’s Health outlines ways decision makers can use the CPSTF recommendation for interventions to prevent and reduce intimate partner and sexual violence among youth.

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November 2020
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U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension

The new call to action includes evidence-based intervention approaches from The Community Guide.

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October 2020
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Community Guide Partnership with Healthy People 2030

A new blog post features the partnership between The Community Guide and Healthy People 2030 and shows how crosswalks between the sites can inform public health decision making.

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September 2020
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Community-Academic Partnership Success

Georgia College partnered with churches in nearby counties to improve the nutritional habits of more 600 residents.

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September 2020
Register now for the October 2020 CPSTF meeting.

CPSTF Meeting – October 21-22

You’re invited to join this web-based meeting! Discussion topics will include asthma, heart disease and stroke, and obesity and physical activity.

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September 2020
CPSTF Announces Priority Topics for 2020-2025.

CPSTF Announces Priority Topics for 2020-2025

The CPSTF used a data-driven process that included consideration of Healthy People 2020 topics and input from multiple stakeholders to select nine priority topics that will guide their systematic reviews for the next five years.

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July 2020
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Economic Evidence Supports Pharmacy-Based Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

A systematic review of economic evidence shows tailored pharmacy-based interventions to increase medication adherence are cost-effective for cardiovascular disease prevention.

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July 2020
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Interventions to Get Healthier Foods and Beverages into Schools

The July issue of AJPM features CPSTF findings and systematic review evidence for four intervention approaches to increase the availability of healthier foods and beverages in schools.

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July 2020
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Quit Tobacco! New Recommendation for Internet-based Interventions

The CPSTF recommends internet-based interventions to help adults stop using tobacco products.

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May 2020
The CPSTF will meet on Thursday June 11, 2020.

Join us for the CPSTF Meeting June 11

Join the CPSTF for this web-based meeting! Discussion topics will include cardiovascular disease prevention and control, tobacco cessation, and health equity.

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May 2020
Nominations are open for new members of the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

Community Preventive Services Task Force Seeks New Members

Do you know someone who should be a Community Preventive Services Task Force member? Nominations will be accepted through June 26, 2020.

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May 2020
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New CVD Implementation Resource

CDC’s Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention released a new resource to help communities and health systems implement CPSTF-recommended telehealth interventions for cardiovascular disease prevention and management.

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April 2020
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Health Services Researchers Use of The Community Guide

AcademyHealth has a new blog featuring ways health services researchers can use CPSTF findings to develop effective, economically sound, health promotion interventions and research agendas.

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March 2020
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Adolescents with Overweight or Obesity Benefit from Digital Health Interventions

The CPSTF recommends digital health interventions to assist adolescents with overweight or obesity with weight management.

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March 2020
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Engaging Community Health Workers to Increase Cancer Screening is Effective and Cost-Effective

The CPSTF recommends interventions that engage community health workers to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening.

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February 2020
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In the Year of the Nurse 2020: How Nurses Can Use The Community Guide

An article in the March 2020 issue of the American Journal of Nursing outlines how evidence-based recommendations from The Community Guide can inform nursing practices.

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February 2020
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U.S. Surgeon General Report on Smoking Cessation Features CPSTF-Recommendations

A new report updates evidence on the benefits of smoking cessation and features evidence-based intervention approaches, including many from The Community Guide.

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February 2020
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New Implementation Resource for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

CDC has released a new resource to help communities and health systems implement tailored pharmacy-based interventions to improve medication adherence for cardiovascular disease prevention, which are recommended by the CPSTF.

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January 2020
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Active People, Healthy Nation Features CPSTF-Recommended Strategies

CDC launched Active People, Healthy NationSM to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027. The initiative promotes CPSTF-recommended strategies that work at the state and local level.

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January 2020
The CPSTF will meet on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

Join us online for the CPSTF Meeting February 12

Join the CPSTF for this web-based meeting! Discussion topics will include HIV screening, cardiovascular disease prevention and control, tobacco cessation, mental health, and sleep health.

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January 2020
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School-Based Self-Management Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Asthma

Evidence from a systematic review shows school-based, self-management interventions reduce emergency department and hospital visits among children and adolescents with asthma.

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November 2019
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Publication Features Cost-Effectiveness of Cancer Intervention

A new publication features economic evidence from a systematic review of multicomponent interventions to increase screenings for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening.

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November 2019
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CPSTF 2018-2019 Annual Report to Congress

The 2018-2019 Annual Report to Congress: Supporting Community Health and National Security highlights the military’s success in reducing tobacco use among active duty service members using evidence-based strategies, including CPSTF recommendations.

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October 2019
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CPSTF Announces New Chair and Vice-Chair

Dr. Ned Calonge and Dr. Alison Evans Cuellar to serve as chair and vice-chair of the CPSTF.

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October 2019
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Education Related to Life Expectancy

Community Guide scientists have published a new paper that outlines the relationship between educational achievement and life expectancy.

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October 2019
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Jonathan E. Fielding Community Guide Champion Award Recognizes Two Public Health Leaders

Dr. Jonathan Fielding and Dr. Robert (Bob) Brewer are the first two recipients of the Jonathan E. Fielding Community Guide Champion Award.

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September 2019

Housing First Promotes Health Equity

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends Permanent Supportive Housing with Housing First programs (Housing First) to promote health equity for people who are experiencing homelessness and have a disability, including those with HIV infection.

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September 2019
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Community Guide Celebration

CPSTF members, liaisons, partners, and Community Guide staff and friends came together to celebrate more than two decades of achievements.

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September 2019
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Nevada Expands Full-Day Kindergarten

A new Community Guide in Action story features Nevada decision makers who expanded full-day kindergarten programs to promote health equity.

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September 2019
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AMIGAS Community Guide in Action Story Now in Spanish!

Una historia que aparece en “La guía para la comunidad en acción” presenta el programa AMIGAS, que usó promotoras de salud conforme a las recomendaciones de la Guía para la comunidad y más que duplicó las tasas de realización de pruebas de detección de cáncer de cuello uterino.

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September 2019
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School-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Programs

The CPSTF recommends universal and targeted school-based cognitive behavioral therapy programs to prevent or reduce depression and anxiety symptoms among school-aged children and adolescents.

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August 2019
Join us for the CPSTF Meeting October 16-17

Join us for the CPSTF Meeting October 16-17

During this meeting, Community Preventive Services Task Force members will discuss cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and tobacco cessation. Members of the public are invited to join the Atlanta meeting in person or via live stream.

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July 2019

Pharmacy-based Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

The CPSTF recommends tailored pharmacy-based adherence interventions to help patients take medications as prescribed.

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July 2019
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New Publications Feature CPSTF Recommendation and Systematic Review Evidence for Team-Based Care to Manage Type 2 Diabetes

New publications feature CPSTF recommendation and systematic review evidence for team-based care to control type 2 diabetes.

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July 2019
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Nebraska Uses The Community Guide for Planning

A new Community Guide in Action story details how the Nebraska Panhandle Public Health District used CPSTF findings to inform their community health improvement plan.

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June 2019
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Digital Health Interventions Increase Physical Activity Among Adults 55 Years and Older

CPSTF recommends digital health interventions to increase physical activity among adults 55 years and older.

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May 2019
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Exercise Programs to Prevent Gestational Hypertension

The CPSTF recommends exercise programs for pregnant women to reduce the development of gestational hypertension.

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May 2019
Join us for the CPSTF Meeting June 12-13

Join us for the CPSTF Meeting June 12-13

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

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April 2019
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Interventions to Increase Active Travel to School

A new systematic review of economic evidence shows the economic benefits exceed the cost for active travel to school interventions.

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April 2019
A student and school nurse sit side by side on a bench outside a school in Hawai`i.

Hawai`i Keiki Program Boosts Health Equity

A new Community Guide in Action story features a partnership between the Hawai`i Department of Education and the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa that improved health equity by establishing school-based health centers that help keep students in school.

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March 2019
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Interventions to Increase Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Schools

The CPSTF recommends interventions in schools that combine meal or fruit and vegetable snack interventions with physical activity interventions to improve student health.

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February 2019
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Engaging Community Health Workers for Diabetes or Cardiovascular Disease Prevention is Cost-Effective

Interventions engaging community health workers for cardiovascular disease prevention, diabetes prevention, or diabetes management are cost-effective.

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February 2019
A doctor meets with a patient prior to a colonoscopy.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

A new Community Guide in Action Story features two community health centers that partnered with the American Cancer Society to use CPSTF recommendations to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among underserved populations.

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January 2019
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CPSTF Recommendation Used for Transportation Planning

A new Community Guide in Action Story highlights organizations that used the CPSTF recommendation for combined built environment approaches to develop plans for their communities.

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January 2019
Join us for the CPSTF Meeting February 13-14

Join us for the CPSTF Meeting February 13-14

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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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September 2017
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Community Health Workers Help Patients Manage Diabetes

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions that engage community health workers to help patients manage their diabetes. Evidence also shows interventions are cost-effective.

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September 2017
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Intensive Lifestyle Interventions Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Among People with Type 2 Diabetes

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends intensive lifestyle interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease risk among people with type 2 diabetes.

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August 2017
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Health Equity Publications Now Available!

Full-text journal articles with effectiveness and economic evidence for a set of health equity reviews are now available.

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August 2017
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New Publications Feature Cost-Effectiveness of Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Interventions

Community Guide review of the economic evidence for self-measured blood pressure monitoring has published and is available online!

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August 2017
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Two Published Economic Reviews Now Available

New peer-reviewed publications feature the economics of interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease and dental cavities.

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August 2017
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Infographic Features Tribal Motor Vehicle Safety

CDC’s Injury Center funded tribal organizations to implement evidence-based strategies from The Community Guide to reduce motor vehicle deaths and injuries.

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July 2017
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Community Health Workers are Cost-effective

Interventions engaging community health workers for diabetes or cardiovascular disease prevention are cost-effective according to new reviews of the evidence.

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July 2017
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Interactive Map Highlights Successes

A new map of Community Guide in Action stories shows you how decision makers, program planners, and employers have used The Community Guide to improve health and safety in your state or region.

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July 2017
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Multicomponent Interventions Recommended to Increase Cancer Screening

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends multicomponent interventions to increase cancer screening.

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June 2017
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Task Force Recommends Team-Based Care for Diabetes Management

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends using team-based care for the management of type 2 diabetes. Team-based approaches have been shown to improve patients’ diabetic outcomes.

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May 2017
Nominations are open for new members of the Community Preventive Services Task Force

Task Force Nominations Open Now

Nominations for new Community Preventive Services Task Force members will be accepted through July 3, 2017.

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May 2017
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Interventions for the Whole Family Get Kids Moving

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends family-based interventions to increase physical activity among children. This finding is based on a systematic review of evidence that showed modest increases in physical activity among children.

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May 2017
A family rides bicycles on a community bike path

Combined Built Environment Features Help Communities Get Active

The Community Preventive Services Task Force found that built environment approaches used in combination can help increase physical activity in communities. These approaches combine new or enhanced transportation systems (e.g. pedestrian and cycling paths) with new or enhanced land use design (e.g. proximity to a store, access to a public park) to promote physical activity among residents.

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April 2017
A young boy gets a plate including healthy fruits and vegetables from a school cafeteria

Obesity: Interventions to Support Healthier Foods and Beverages in Schools

The Community Preventive Services Task Force issued four separate findings for interventions to increase the availability of healthier meals, snacks, and beverages in schools.

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March 2017
A group of teenagers. Read the story of YouthAlert! reducing youth violence through universal school-based interventions

YouthAlert! Uses Teamwork and Education to Prevent Youth Violence

YouthAlert!, a non-profit community outreach program in Kentucky, seeks to reduce youth violence through universal school-based interventions recommended by Community Preventive Services Task Force. By instituting school-based interventions in the program’s home state before expanding nationwide, YouthAlert! aims to reduce youth violence through education and teamwork. Read the Community Guide in Action story about the development of this program.

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March 2017
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New York Makes Cancer a Public Health Priority

Using evidence-based interventions recommended by the Task Force, the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control seeks to reduce the burden of cancer by increasing screening rates for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers throughout the state. Read the Community Guide in Action story about their work.

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February 2017
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Listen to The Community Guide

Audio clips have just been added! Learn about the Prevent Diabetes STAT™ campaign, hear the chair reflect on his experience with the Community Preventive Services Task Force, and listen to a partner share how she uses The Community Guide.

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February 2017
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Houston Cancer Center Develops Employee Health Program

The MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas used Task Force recommendations on community-based health programs to develop a campus-wide health improvement project with a focus on physical activity in the workplace. The program includes social support interventions and access to Be Well stations with exercise equipment. Read the Community Guide in Action story about the development of this program.

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February 2017
A community health worker meets with a senior couple

Diabetes Prevention: Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers Improve Risk Factors and Health Outcomes

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions engaging community health workers (CHWs) for diabetes prevention based. These interventions are effective for people at increased risk for type 2 diabetes.

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January 2017
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New Resource Outlines Ways to Use Insufficient Evidence Findings

The Task Force finds insufficient evidence for an intervention approach when there is not enough evidence to recommend for or against use of an intervention. Brief guides written for public health practitioners, public health funders, and public health researchers outline how to interpret and use insufficient evidence findings.

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November 2016
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New What Works: Improving Women’s Health Fact Sheet

Do you know what to do about the leading health conditions affecting women? Learn more about the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) findings that can be used to improve women’s health.

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October 2016
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Electronic Screening and Brief Intervention Reduce Excessive Alcohol Use

Two new publications are now available online—the evidence review and Task Force recommendation for electronic screening and brief interventions to prevent excessive alcohol use.

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September 2016
A mother applies sunscreen to her child's back to prevent over exposure to the sun at the beach.

Community-Based Skin Cancer Prevention that Works

New publications feature the effectiveness evidence and Task Force findings for two interventions to prevent skin cancer.

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June 2016
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Task Force Recommends School-Based Health Centers to Promote Health Equity

School-based health centers for low-income children boost school performance and improve health prospects, says the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

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March 2016
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New Publications: Behavioral Screen Time Interventions Prevent Childhood Obesity

Interventions have been shown to reduce sedentary screen time among children. Peer-reviewed journal publication now available online.

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January 2016
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School Dismissals to Reduce Transmission of Pandemic Influenza

Learn about Community Preventive Services Task Force findings on coordinated school dismissals to reduce or delay spread of infection.

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December 2015
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The Community Guide in Action

Task Force findings were used to prevent motor vehicle-related injury for the Hopi Tribe in Arizona and the Yurok Tribe Reservation in California.

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December 2015
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The Community Guide in Action

One organization increased cancer screening rates and the other increased physical activity—both with Task Force findings. Read each story to learn more about their success.

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December 2015
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The Community Guide in Action

Did you know The Community Guide could be used as an educational tool? Learn how professors at three different universities used The Community Guide in their classrooms.

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November 2015
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New Publication: Reducing Medication Costs Improves Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

A newly published systematic review shows that reducing patient out-of-pocket costs for medications can improve health.

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October 2015
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Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Early Childhood Education Programs to Improve Health Outcomes

Early childhood education programs for low-income and minority children improve educational and health prospects, says the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

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October 2015
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The Community Guide in Action

The San Diego Prevention Research Center used Task Force findings to increase physical activity among Latinos.

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October 2015
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The Community Preventive Service Task Force is now on Twitter @CPSTF!

Follow us and retweet messages about Task Force Recommendations and other findings.

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October 2015
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What's New in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control?

Two Task Force recommendations and new publications about cardiovascular disease prevention and control are now available!

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October 2015
A young girl looks at her lunch plate full of healthy food.

The Community Guide in Action

Two new stories about using evidence-based findings from the Task Force feature a local health department's efforts to improve the health of school environments and a technology-based program to help employees achieve wellness.

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September 2015
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Call for Nominations to the Task Force

Submit names of qualified individuals by November 9.

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September 2015
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Two Multicomponent Intervention Recommendations to Increase Appropriate Vaccinations

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends health care system-based interventions and community-based interventions implemented in combination.

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August 2015
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Report to Congress Features Cancer Prevention

The Community Preventive Services Task Force released its 2014-2015 annual report to Congress, with a focus on the Task Force's work in strengthening our nation's ability to prevent cancers.

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July 2015
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Now Published: Diet & Physical Activity Programs Help People at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

The Task Force recommends combined diet and physical activity programs for people at increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Peer-reviewed journal publications now online.

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July 2015
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Engaging Community Health Workers Recommended to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Public health interventions that engage community health workers help people manage risk factors and prevent cardiovascular disease, and reduce health disparities.

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May 2015
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Now Published: The Benefit of Mental Health Benefit Laws

Mental health benefit laws help those who need care with little added cost for insurance plans.

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May 2015
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New Recommendation Highlights Importance of Enhanced School-Based Physical Education

Studies of enhanced school-based physical education programs conducted found that students who participated in these programs spent more time engaging in moderate- to vigorous- intensity physical activity.

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April 2015
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New Publication: High School Completion Programs Improve Health

Programs improve long-term health for minority and low-income groups. Peer-reviewed journal publication now available online.

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February 2015
Two men examining an electronic screening system.

The Community Guide in Action – Cancer Screening in South Georgia

Task Force recommendations applied to reduce cancer-related disparities in a largely rural, medically underserved region in Georgia.

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December 2014
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The Community Guide in Action: Tell Us Your Story

Have you used a Community Preventive Services Task Force finding to develop a public health or patient program, inform a policy, shape a research agenda, justify funding, or support accreditation efforts? If so, we want to know about it!

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November 2014
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Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs Reduce Tobacco Use

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs to reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.

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August 2014
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Evidence Says Diet + Physical Activity Programs Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

 The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends combined diet and physical activity promotion programs to reduce new-onset type 2 diabetes.

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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.

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July 2014
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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.

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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.

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June 2014
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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.

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June 2014
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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.

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May 2014
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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.

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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.

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May 2014
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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.

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April 2014
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Publicized Sobriety Checkpoints Save Lives

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

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March 2014
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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.

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February 2014
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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.

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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.

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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.

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August 2013
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New Technologies Used to Reduce Excessive Drinking

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

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June 2013
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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.

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February 2013
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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.

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January 2013
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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.

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January 2013
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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!

See client-oriented and provider-oriented evidence-based recommendations for what works to increase cervical cancer screening.

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October 2012
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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.

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September 2012
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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.

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September 2012
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Fall 2012: Task Force Releases New Findings

Topics include alcohol, skin cancer, emergency preparedness, mental health, and motor vehicle injury prevention.

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August 2012
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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.

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June 2012
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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.

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May 2012
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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.

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April 2012
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Task Force Recommends Against Privatizing Retail Alcohol Sales

Evidence links privatization to increased consumption of alcoholic beverages, excessive drinking and related harms.

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April 2012
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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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March 2012
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Helping Caregivers of Adolescents Reduce their Teens’ Health Risk Behaviors

See newly published Task Force findings on helping caregivers reduce their teen's health risk behaviors.

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March 2012
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Abstinence Education and Comprehensive Risk Reduction for Teens

See newly published Task Force findings on abstinence education and comprehensive risk reduction for teens.

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March 2012
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Winter 2012: Task Force Releases New Recommendations and Findings

Topics include tobacco cessation and interventions to promote health equity.

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December 2011
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Task Force Releases First Annual Report to Congress

The report describes Task Force background, methods, findings, evidence gaps, priorities, and how states and communities use its recommendations.

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November 2011
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Task Force Member Appointed to President's Cancer Panel

Congratulations to Community Preventive Services Task Force member Barbara K. Rimer on her appointment as Chairman of the President's Cancer Panel.

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October 2011
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Task Force finds commercial liability an effective strategy to reduce alcohol-related harms

Holding alcohol retailers liable for injuries or damage done by their intoxicated customers can reduce motor vehicle deaths, homicides, injuries, and other alcohol-related problems.

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August 2011
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Community Preventive Services Task Force Publishes Findings on Home-based Asthma Programs

The Task Force recommends use of home-based multi-trigger, multicomponent interventions for children and adolescents with asthma.

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May 2011
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Summer 2011: Task Force Releases New Recommendations and Findings

Topics include excessive alcohol use and vaccination rates.

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March 2011
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Ignition Interlocks Recommended to Prevent Impaired Driving Re-Arrests

New publication features evidence-based recommendations to reduce alcohol-impaired driving.

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December 2010
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Task Force Releases New Recommendations and Findings - Winter 2010

Topics include excessive alcohol use, vaccination rates, and health communication campaigns.

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November 2010
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Reducing the Harms from Drinking Too Much by Limiting Access to Alcohol

Laws and policies that limit the days and hours alcohol can be sold are effective public health strategies to prevent harms from drinking too much

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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!