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Announcements: The Community Preventive Services Task Force: Celebrating 15 Years of Scientific Excellence

The Community Preventive Services Task Force will celebrate 15 years of scientific excellence during its October 3--4, 2011, meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The Task Force was first convened in 1996 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to assess the effectiveness of community, environmental, population, and health-care system interventions in public health and health promotion. The Task Force is a nonfederal independent body of nationally recognized leaders in public health practice, policy, and research, whose members are appointed by the CDC Director.

The Task Force assembles three times per year. To date, the Task Force has issued 218 findings and recommendations in 20 different public health topic areas. The Community Guide Branch provides the ongoing administrative, research, and technical support for the operations of the Task Force, under CDC's Epidemiology and Analysis Program Office in the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services. Task Force findings and recommendations, along with the systematic reviews of the scientific evidence on which they are based, have been used to inform laws and policies, and to support the development of effective public health programs. Additional information about the Guide to Community Preventive Services is available at

Guests are welcome to attend all or any part of the 15th anniversary meeting with Task Force members, liaisons, partners, and CDC staff members. This meeting is open to the public, limited only by space availability. Persons who would like to attend should e-mail

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