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News and Announcements


April 2014
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Publicized Sobriety Checkpoints Save Lives

Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends publicized checkpoints to reduce alcohol-impaired driving.


March 2014
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Clinical Decision-Support Systems Can Help Improve Provider Practices

Task Force recommends clinical decision-support systems to improve provider practices related to prevention of cardiovascular disease.


February 2014
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What Works to Boost Tobacco Cessation?

Tobacco quitlines? Lower quit costs for tobacco users? Mass reach communications? All of these work, says the Community Preventive Services Task Force.


February 2014
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Buttons Make it Even Easier to Share The Community Guide

A collection of virtual buttons featuring different Community Guide products is now available to post on your website.


November 2013
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Preparing for Public Health Department Accreditation?

Then The Community Guide – Public Health Accreditation Board Standards Crosswalk is designed for you.


August 2013
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New Technologies Used to Reduce Excessive Drinking

The Task Force recommends electronic screening and brief intervention to reduce excessive alcohol consumption and related harms.


June 2013
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Report to Congress Features Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

The Community Preventive Services Task Force released its 2013 annual report to Congress, the first to focus on evidence-based recommendations on specific health topic.


February 2013
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Syndication: Add The Community Guide to Your Website!

What's syndication? A new feature that lets you put exact Community Guide web content on your site, which is then updated automatically.


January 2013
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Task Force Releases 2012 Annual Report to Congress

Highlights include activities evidence gaps, future systematic reviews, and how Task Force recommendations have been used to improve public health.


January 2013
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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!

See client-oriented and provider-oriented evidence-based recommendations for what works to increase cervical cancer screening.


October 2012
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Does Mass Media Alone Work to Promote Physical Activity?

More research is needed for the Task Force to determine if mass media without other components results in a more physically active population.


September 2012
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New Videos Feature The Community Guide in Action

Two new, short videos show how communities have used Task Force findings to make residents safer and healthier.


September 2012
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Fall 2012: Task Force Releases New Findings

Topics include alcohol, skin cancer, emergency preparedness, mental health, and motor vehicle injury prevention.


August 2012
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Community Guide Worksite Review Among Top Five Most Cited

The Community Guide review on the Assessment of Health Risks with Feedback was recognized as one of the most cited articles published in the AJPM during 2010. Read a review summary and the publication.


June 2012
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Task Force Updates Findings on Interventions to Boost Cancer Screening

Based on evidence from updated Community Guide reviews, the Task Force issued new findings on ways to increase breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening.