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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.


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.


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.


July 2015
A hand holding a digital glucose monitor in front of a table full of fresh fruits and vegetables

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.


July 2015
Two women looking at paperwork on healthy lifestyles.

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.


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.


May 2015
adolescent children running for exercise on an outdoor pathway

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.


April 2015
A group of high school graduates in their caps and gowns.

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.


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.


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!


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.


August 2014
A grocery bag of vegetables sits atop an analog dial scale

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.


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
Two riders on a silver motorcycle. Each rider is wearing a full-face helmet

Universal Motorcycle Helmet Laws Save Lives, Money

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