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Community Preventive Services Task Force Seeks New Members

CPSTF nominations are underway until June 26, 2020.CDC has issued a Federal Register Notice External Web Site Icon to solicit nominations for qualified individuals interested in serving on the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF). Members are appointed by the CDC director and serve five-year terms, with possible extensions. Selections will be made for appointments staring in January 2021 or January 2022. Nomination packages must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. EDT, on Friday, June 26, 2020.

The CPSTF seeks nominees who are scientists, researchers or practitioners working in health-related areas all over the United States with national and international repute for their body of work on public health and other health-related disciplines. Nominees are selected to ensure that the CPSTF has a full complement of required expertise at all times.

For this nomination period, the strongest consideration will be given to people with expertise and experience in one or more of the following: social determinants of health or health equity, mental health, substance use, maternal and child health, adolescent health, older adults/aging, digital health interventions, public health nursing, and state-of-the art systematic review methods.

Any individual or organization can nominate a person for the CPSTF during the nomination period, as set forth in the federal register notice issued by CDC. Organizations and individuals may nominate one or more persons qualified for membership on the CPSTF and interested individuals can nominate themselves.

About the CPSTF

The CPSTF is an independent, nonfederal panel of public health and prevention experts whose members represent a broad range of research, practice, and policy expertise in community preventive services, public health, health promotion, and disease prevention. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established the CPSTF in 1996 to develop guidance on which community-based health promotion and disease prevention intervention approaches work, based on available scientific evidence.

The CPSTF is supported by 32 Liaison organizations that represent federal agencies, including the Armed Forces, and national organizations invested in America’s health. The CDC also works alongside CPSTF members and liaisons to provide both scientific and administrative support.

CPSTF findings are listed on The Community Guide website.