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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.
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.
Public health interventions that engage community health workers help people manage risk factors and prevent cardiovascular disease, and reduce health disparities.
Mental health benefit laws help those who need care with little added cost for insurance plans.
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.
Programs improve long-term health for minority and low-income groups. Peer-reviewed journal publication now available online.
Task Force recommendations applied to reduce cancer-related disparities in a largely rural, medically underserved region in Georgia.
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!
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs to reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends combined diet and physical activity promotion programs to reduce new-onset type 2 diabetes.
Health communication campaigns with mass media and product distribution lead to health behavior changes.
High school completion and out-of-school-time academic programs improve long-term health for minority and low-income groups.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends universal helmet laws to reduce deaths and injuries.
See the peer-reviewed articles for this previously announced Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation.
Systems enhance collaboration between vaccination providers and public health agencies and help coordinate interventions to increase vaccination rates.