Implementation Resources for CPSTF Findings

The Community Preventive Services Task Force

A group of physicians collaborating.

Use The Community Guide and this implementation resource to help put evidence-based findings into practice.

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) provides evidence-based findingsexternal icon and recommendations about community preventive services, programs, and other interventions aimed at improving population health.

The CPSTF is an independent, nonfederal panel of public health and prevention experts who are appointed by the CDC director. The CPSTF was established in 1996 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Community Guide

The CPSTF’s recommendations and findings are available in The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guideexternal icon). The Community Guide provides information about community preventive services, programs, and other interventions that have been shown to work and identifies evidence gaps where more research is needed. It also includes CPSTF implementation resources that public health practitioners and state and local health departments can use to help them put CPSTF findings into practice. Some of these findings focus on heart health, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and hypertension control.

Implementation Resources for CPSTF Findings

Implementation resources provide information on how to implement the interventions recommended by the CPSTF in The Community Guide. Among them are resources that are designed to prevent and control cardiovascular CVDexternal icon, including the following:

Disclaimer

Although CDC provides administrative, scientific, and technical support for the CPSTF, the recommendations developed are those of the CPSTF and do not undergo approval by CDC.