The Community Guide in Action: Submit Your Story

Do you have a story of The Community Guide In Action? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

We are collecting stories to document how the evidence-based findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) have influenced intervention approaches in state and local health departments throughout the United States.

If you are interested in sharing your story on how the Task Force’s evidence-based findings have shaped interventions and/or health promotion in your community, please answer the questions below. Submit them to If the story has potential, we will call you within three weeks of submission to learn more.

Contact Information:

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Business Phone

Background Information:

1) How did you use the information from The Community Guide? (Please list all that apply)

  • Discussed public health challenges and effective solutions
  • Pulled communities together to address public health issues
  • Informed research priorities
  • Educated others about the systematic review process and evidence-based public health
  • Developed policies
  • Evaluated programs, services, and other interventions
  • Established priorities for seeking and using financial resources
  • Developed overall program strategy
  • Planned individual evidence-based interventions
  • Justified existing programs
  • Enhanced public health programs
  • Other (please specify)

2) Which topics were featured or addressed in the program? (Please list all that apply)

  • Adolescent health
  • Alcohol (excessive consumption)
  • Asthma
  • Birth defects
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Health communication
  • Health equity
  • HIV/AIDS, STIs, pregnancy
  • Mental health
  • Motor vehicles
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Oral health
  • Physical activity
  • Social environment
  • Tobacco
  • Vaccination
  • Violence
  • Workplace / worksite

3) What Task Force finding(s) did you use? Please name the Task Force finding(s) and describe how it was used. (500 words or less)

4) What role did you or your organization play in this process or program? (250 words or less)

5) Please summarize the outcomes of the program. (250 words or less)

6) How did using Task Force findings from The Community Guide make it easier to develop your program? (100 words or less)

7) Who were the intended population(s) for this program? (Please list all that apply)

  • Adolescents (10-19)
  • Adults
  • Children/Infants (0-4)
  • Decision-Makers
  • Employees
  • Employers
  • Gay/Lesbian
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Low-Income Population
  • Older Adults (>65)
  • Patients/Caregivers
  • College/University (15-24)
  • Other (please specify)

8) What was the setting for this program? (Please list all that apply)

  • Business / retail
  • Clinical / health systems
  • Community
  • Criminal justice system
  • Home
  • Recration
  • Rural
  • School/daycare
  • Urban
  • Worksite/Employer
  • Other (please specify)

These questions are also available as a PDF file [PDF – 168 kB]