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About the USPSTF

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Annual Report to Congress

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Second Annual Report to Congress on High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services

Cover page of the USPSTF Annual Report for 2012.The USPSTF has released its “Second Annual Report to Congress on High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services.”

In the report, the Task Force highlights six high-priority evidence gaps that deserve further examination, and if filled are likely to result in important new recommendations. The Task Force hopes that by annually highlighting high-priority evidence gaps, as requested by Congress, it will assist public and private researchers and research funders in targeting their efforts, ensuring a collaborative approach to improving preventive health and health care for all Americans.

Click here to download the complete report: (PDF File, 453 KB; PDF Help).

To view the USPSTF's 2011 Annual Report to Congress on High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services, click here.

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Cover page of the USPSTF Annual Report for 2012. The Community Preventive Services Task Force has also issued its “2012 Annual Report to Congress and Agencies Related to the Work of the Task Force.” The report describes Community Preventive Services Task Force activities since its 2011 report, key evidence gaps found in its reviews, upcoming systematic reviews, the topic selection process, systematic review methods, and how States, local communities, and worksites have used Task Force recommendations.

 

 

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More Information

For more information on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and to access Task Force recommendations and articles that summarize the evidence on which they are based, go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org.

To subscribe to the USPSTF subscription list, select the envelope icon at the top of this page. The list will keep you updated on draft and final recommendations and USPSTF activities.

To download the Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS), a searchable PDA and online tool based on USPSTF recommendations, go to http://epss.ahrq.gov/.

To order print publications based on USPSTF recommendations, go to http://www.ahrq.gov/ppip/pporder.htm.

For more information, contact:

Robert Cosby, Ph.D.
USPSTF Senior Project Coordinator
540 Gaither Road
Rockville, MD 20850

 

Note: USPSTF recommendations are made for asymptomatic populations; the recommendations made by the Task Force are not disease– or individual–specific. If you have concerns about your health, contact your medical care provider.

 

Current as of January 2013


Internet Citation:

About the USPSTF. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. January 2013. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/about.htm


 


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