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News and Announcements

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February 2020
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New Implementation Resource for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

CDC has released a new resource to help communities and health systems implement tailored pharmacy-based interventions to improve medication adherence for cardiovascular disease prevention, which are recommended by the CPSTF.

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January 2020
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Active People, Healthy Nation Features CPSTF-Recommended Strategies

CDC launched Active People, Healthy NationSM to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027. The initiative promotes CPSTF-recommended strategies that work at the state and local level.

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January 2020
The CPSTF will meet on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

Join us online for the CPSTF Meeting February 12

Join the CPSTF for this web-based meeting! Discussion topics will include HIV screening, cardiovascular disease prevention and control, tobacco cessation, mental health, and sleep health.

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January 2020
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School-Based Self-Management Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Asthma

Evidence from a systematic review shows school-based, self-management interventions reduce emergency department and hospital visits among children and adolescents with asthma.

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December 2019
Help the CPSTF prioritize topics for the next five years.

The 2020 CPSTF Priority Setting Process is Underway!

Help us identify priority topics of public health importance for CPSTF evidence-based recommendations. Public comment deadline is January 23, 2020.

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December 2019
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Prevent and Reduce Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence

A new article outlines ways decision makers can develop programs, identify areas for research, and justify funding requests based on CPSTF rec for interventions to prevent and reduce intimate partner and sexual violence among youth.

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November 2019
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Publication Features Cost-Effectiveness of Cancer Intervention

A new publication features economic evidence from a systematic review of multicomponent interventions to increase screenings for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening.

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November 2019
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CPSTF 2018-2019 Annual Report to Congress

The 2018-2019 Annual Report to Congress: Supporting Community Health and National Security highlights the military’s success in reducing tobacco use among active duty service members using evidence-based strategies, including CPSTF recommendations.

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October 2019
Dr. Alison Evans Cuellar and Dr. Ned Calonge.

CPSTF Announces New Chair and Vice-Chair

Dr. Ned Calonge and Dr. Alison Evans Cuellar to serve as chair and vice-chair of the CPSTF.

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October 2019
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Education Related to Life Expectancy

Community Guide scientists have published a new paper that outlines the relationship between educational achievement and life expectancy.

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October 2019
Jonathan Fielding and Robert (Bob) Brewer

Jonathan E. Fielding Community Guide Champion Award Recognizes Two Public Health Leaders

Dr. Jonathan Fielding and Dr. Robert (Bob) Brewer are the first two recipients of the Jonathan E. Fielding Community Guide Champion Award.

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September 2019
A mat that reads 'welcome' sits outside the front door to a home.

Housing First Promotes Health Equity

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends Permanent Supportive Housing with Housing First programs (Housing First) to promote health equity for people who are experiencing homelessness and have a disability, including those with HIV infection.

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September 2019
A group shot of the participants at the 2019 Community Guide celebration

Community Guide Celebration

CPSTF members, liaisons, partners, and Community Guide staff and friends came together to celebrate more than two decades of achievements.

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September 2019
Books, a clock, and a globe sit on a teacher's desk

Nevada Expands Full-Day Kindergarten

A new Community Guide in Action story features Nevada decision makers who expanded full-day kindergarten programs to promote health equity.

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September 2019
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AMIGAS Community Guide in Action Story Now in Spanish!

Una historia que aparece en “La guía para la comunidad en acción” presenta el programa AMIGAS, que usó promotoras de salud conforme a las recomendaciones de la Guía para la comunidad y más que duplicó las tasas de realización de pruebas de detección de cáncer de cuello uterino.

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