Community Preventive Services Task Force 2016 Annual report to Congress: using evidence to improve health outcomes uri icon

abstract

  • The Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) is a panel of public health and prevention experts appointed by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its members represent a broad range of local, state, and national research, practice, and policy expertise in community preventive services, public health, health promotion, and disease prevention. In the 2016 Annual Report to Congress, the Community Preventive Services Task Force helps to build the evidence base for public health programs, services, and other interventions to improve health. This report summarizes accomplishments from the past year, and lays out future priorities and plans. The Report highlights the work of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) in fiscal year (FY) 2015. In this report, you will find: Links to stories of how states, healthcare systems, and communities used Task Force recommendations to address health needs, including examples of the effects of using evidence to improve public health outcomes Links to a list of the 17 evidence-based findings the Task Force produced Evidence gaps related to the 17 findings that funders, researchers and evaluators can fill to strengthen the evidence Priorities for future Task Force work. The work of the Task Force supports public health professionals’ use of evidence to improve public health outcomes and encourages research and evaluation to fill gaps in the evidence.

publication date

  • 2016