2022 Annual Report to Congress
The 2022 Annual Report to Congress summarizes the work of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) from fiscal year 2022 (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022) and includes the following:
- Eight recommendations and findings for intervention approaches that address cancer screening; HIV prevention; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; social determinants of health; and violence prevention
- One economic review of a previously recommended intervention that addresses HIV prevention
The report lists critical evidence gaps identified for the intervention approaches, and highlights the priority topics CPSTF selected to guide reviews from 2020 to 2025.
In this report, CPSTF also features the topic of physical activity, noting that physical activity decreases premature deaths and has many health benefits. However, not everyone has access to safe and convenient places to be physically active. Decision-makers can use CPSTF recommendations to inform their efforts to increase physical activity for everyone in their communities.
- 2022 Annual Report to Congress
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CPSTF is a panel of public health and prevention experts appointed by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its members represent a broad range of local, state, and national research, practice, and policy expertise in community preventive services, public health, health promotion, and disease prevention.
The findings and conclusions in this report are those of CPSTF and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
The work of the Community Preventive Services Task Force complements that of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) which makes recommendations about the effectiveness of clinical preventive services and health promotion. Taken together, the recommendations of the two task forces provide our nation with knowledge of how health is improved by prevention in both clinical and community settings.
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