American Family Physicians Editorial Highlights CPSTF as a Resource for Family Physicians

We are pleased to share an editorial published in the October edition of American Family Physician (AFP), a journal by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The article highlights the important work of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) and The Community Guide.

Co-written by CPSTF member and family physician, Joy Melnikow, MD, MPH, and the CPSTF Liaison representative for AAFP, Kathryn L. Istas, MPH, the editorial provides readers with an overview of the roles of CPSTF, The Community Guide, CPSTF liaisons, and the Community Guide Program.

Melnikow J, Istas K. The Community Preventive Services Task Force: A Useful Resource for Family Physicians. American Family Physician. 2023;108(4):337-40.

Why is this important?

The article features CPSTF recommendations relevant to family physicians and details CPSTF’s history and current priority topics. Family physicians see patients of all ages and stages and play a vital role in protecting and promoting the health of our nation. The authors also outline ways family physicians can use CPSTF recommendations and Community Guide resources to benefit their patients.

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