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Call for Nominations to the Task Force

The words Call for Nominations across a blue background.The Community Guide Branch has issued a Federal Register Notice External Web Site Icon to solicit nominations for qualified individuals interested in serving on the Task Force. Members are appointed by the CDC director and serve five year terms, with possible extensions.

Nominees must demonstrate knowledge, experience, and national leadership in the following areas:

  • Critical evaluation of research or policy, or in the methods of evidence review
  • Research, evaluation, or implementation of community or health system-based programs, policies, or services to improve population health

To obtain diverse perspectives, CDC encourages nominations of women and members of minority populations. The Task Force will benefit from members with expertise in youth populations, environmental health, injury (in particular substance abuse and violence prevention), media, communications, and marketing, public health nursing, or economic analysis.

Nominations must be submitted by November 9th to be considered. Please review requirements in the Federal Register Notice External Web Site Icon.

What are the Task Force, The Community Guide, and CDC?

  • The Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) is an independent, nonfederal, unpaid panel of public health and prevention experts. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by providing evidence-based recommendations about community preventive programs, services, and policies to improve health. Its members represent a broad range of research, practice, and policy expertise in community prevention services, public health, health promotion, and disease prevention.
  • The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) is an essential resource for people who want to know what works in public health. It provides evidence-based findings about public health interventions and policies to improve health and promote safety.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) External Web Site Iconis mandated by the U.S. Congress to provide ongoing administrative, research, and technical support for the operations of the Task Force. CDC is therefore committed to working with the Task Force to systematically review the scientific evidence on population-based strategies to reduce the burden of preventable disease, injury, and disability.