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October 2021
The 2020 CPSTF Annual Report to Congress

CPSTF 2020 Annual Report to Congress

The new report summarizes work completed from October 2019—September 2020, including four effectiveness recommendations and four economic findings, critical evidence gaps, and priority topics to guide future reviews.

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October 2021
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Webinar: Cancer Prevention Interventions: Recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force

Mark your calendar! Join us at 3 pm ET on the 19th to learn more about CPSTF recommendations for cancer prevention and ways they’ve been implemented in communities.

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October 2021
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What Works to Increase Cancer Screenings

Printer-friendly and easy-to read, this summary of CPSTF findings is now available and ready to for you to use and share.

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September 2021
A woman gets a mammogram.

A Cost-effective Way to Increase Cancer Screening? Target Social Determinants of Health

An economic review published in JAMA Oncology shows interventions that leverage social determinants of health to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings are cost-effective.

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September 2021
October 2021 CPSTF Meeting

CPSTF Meeting – October 20-21

Topics include cancer screening, HIV prevention, nutrition, physical activity, obesity, social determinants of health, and violence prevention.

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September 2021
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Community Guide Methods Manual Now Available

A new methods manual provides an overview of Community Guide systematic review methods for assessing the effectiveness and economic evidence that serves as the basis for CPSTF findings.

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August 2021
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Housing Voucher Programs Advance Health Equity and Show Economic Benefits

Evidence shows societal benefits exceed the cost of tenant-based housing voucher programs when combined with certain services.

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August 2021
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Mobile Phone Text Messaging Interventions Help Adults Who Smoke Quit

Systematic review evidence shows mobile phone text messaging interventions help adults quit smoking.

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August 2021
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New Resource on Insufficient Evidence Findings

Public health researchers and funders can use insufficient evidence findings issued by CPSTF to develop research proposals and funding announcements.

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August 2021
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CPSTF Recommends Classroom-based Physical Activity Interventions

CPSTF has released recommendations for interventions that introduce physical activity breaks and physically active lessons into the school day.

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July 2021
Dr. Rochelle Walensky addresses the CPSTF.

CDC Director Dr. Walensky Addresses CPSTF

Dr. Rochelle Walensky expressed her support for The Community Guide in a pre-recorded video shared during the June CPSTF meeting.

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July 2021
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Did You Know?

New infographic features the benefits of tenant-based housing voucher programs.

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June 2021
A doctor prepares to give a young girl a shot in her arm.

What Works to Increase Appropriate Vaccination

Printer-friendly and easy-to read, this summary of CPSTF findings is now available and ready to for you to share.

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June 2021
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Community Guide Champion

William Calvert has been awarded the Jonathan E. Fielding Community Guide Champion Award in recognition of his exceptional service for more than two decades.

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May 2021
A nurse talks to an older female patient.

New Publication Shows it is Cost Effective to Engage Community Health Workers for Cervical and Colorectal Cancer Screening

New publication details findings from the systematic review of economic evidence showing interventions that engage community health workers are cost effective for cervical and colorectal cancer screening.

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