National Commission on Prevention Priorities


HealthPartners Institute and the National Commission on Prevention Priorities (NCPP) are pleased to announce the 2017 update of their Ranking of Clinical Preventive Services, which compares 28 of the most cost-effective and life-saving evidence-based interventions.

Advising adults to quit smoking, encouraging children and teens to not start smoking and getting vaccines are three of the most cost-effective and life-saving conversations a clinician can have with a patient. This effort, a major initiative in the NCPP's Prevention Priorities work, demonstrates the value of evidence in supporting a healthier nation.

For more about the ranking findings, please see below:

Original Research:


The Community Health Advisor

The Community Health Advisor is the other key initiative of HealthPartners Institute and the NCPP's Prevention Priorities work. This site provides planners, policy-makers and others with the tools to understand and compare the impact of evidence-based policies and programs in communities in the areas of physical activity, cardiovascular disease and tobacco use.

About the commission

The National Commission on Prevention Priorities (NCPP) provides information to help decision-makers identify preventive services and policies that maximize the health benefits of their investments. The NCPP operates through HealthPartners Institute in Bloomington, MN. First convened in 2003, the NCPP includes experts in clinical and community prevention who guide research projects and offer strategic direction for development and disseminating research results. Members include federal, state, and local government officials; university researchers; health plan executives; and other leaders from public and private organizations. The NCPP guides research at HealthPartners Institute in Bloomington, MN, to rank clinical screening tests, counseling services, immunizations and other preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Services are ranked based on health impact and cost-effectiveness. Research findings have been published in leading journals, such as Health Affairs, Annals of Public Health, and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Information about the Health Economics team can be found here

Contact: Amy LaFrance, NCPP program director at HealthPartners Institute, at