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The following is information about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for use by the media.


The USPSTF is an independent panel of non-Federal experts that makes recommendations on clinical preventive services, such as screenings, counseling, and preventive medications, to primary care clinicians. USPSTF recommendations apply to people with no signs or symptoms of the disease, and are based on a rigorous, systematic review of peer-reviewed evidence.

USPSTF members are primary care providers (such as internists, pediatricians, family physicians, nurses, gynecologists/obstetricians, and health behavior specialists) who are experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. Members are required to disclose any possible conflicts of interest for each topic under review.

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Below you will find some helpful media reference materials about the USPSTF and its work.


News Bulletins

4/08/14 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Seeks Comment on Its Draft Recommendation Statement on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women at High Risk for Preeclampsia (86 KB; PDF Help)
3/25/14 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Finds Insufficient Evidence to Recommend Cognitive Impairment Screening in Older Adults Without Symptoms (88 KB; PDF Help)
3/19/14 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Announces Appointment of New Chair, Co-Vice Chair (65 KB; PDF Help)
3/11/14 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Finds Insufficient Evidence on Whether Primary Care Behavioral Interventions Reduce Illicit Drug and Nonmedical Pharmaceutical Use in Children and Adolescents (92 KB; PDF Help)
2/25/14 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Finds Insufficient Evidence on Whether Multivitamins Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer (492 KB; PDF Help)
2/18/14 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Seeks Comment on Its Draft Recommendation Statement on Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis (68 KB; PDF Help)
2/11/14 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Seeks Comment on its Draft Recommendation Statement on Hepatitis B Screening for High-Risk Adults (111 KB; PDF Help)
2/05/14 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Announces Appointment of Five New Members (104 KB; PDF Help)
1/28/14 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement on Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (105 KB; PDF Help)
1/14/14 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Screening All Pregnant Women for Gestational Diabetes in Final Statement (293 KB; PDF Help)
12/31/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Lung Cancer Screening for High-Risk Populations in Final Statement (306 KB; PDF Help)
12/24/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Finds Benefit in Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer for Small Group of High-Risk Women (277 KB; PDF Help)
11/26/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for Oral Cancer (267 KB; PDF Help)
11/12/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement on Multivitamins for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer (220 KB; PDF Help)
11/07/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Focuses on Evidence Gaps Related to Care for Older Adults in 2013 Report to Congress (224 KB; PDF Help)
11/05/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement: Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults (82 KB; PDF Help)
10/07/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents (184 KB; PDF Help)
9/30/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement on Primary Care Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Illicit Drug and Nonmedical Pharmaceutical Use in Children and Adolescents (216 KB; PDF Help)
9/24/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement on Medications for Risk Reduction of Primary Breast Cancer in Women (173 KB; PDF Help)
9/3/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for Peripheral Artery Disease and Assessing Cardiovascular Risk With the Ankle Brachial Index (172 KB; PDF Help)
8/26/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement on Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents (178 KB; PDF Help)
7/30/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement on Screening for Lung Cancer (272 KB; PDF Help)
7/09/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Glaucoma (243 KB; PDF Help)
6/25/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation on Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults (274 KB; PDF Help)
6/11/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement: Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment (167 KB; PDF Help)
5/28/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement: Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (285 KB; PDF Help)
5/21/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement: Prevention of Dental Caries in Children From Birth Through Age 5 Years (168 KB; PDF Help)
5/14/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement: Screening and Behavioral Counseling to Reduce Alcohol Misuse (221 KB; PDF Help)
4/30/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for HIV (258 KB; PDF Help)
4/23/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement: Screening for Suicide Risk (168 KB; PDF Help)
4/16/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement: Medications for Risk Reduction of Primary Breast Cancer in Women (169 KB; PDF Help)
4/09/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement: Screening for Oral Cancer (187 KB; PDF Help)
4/02/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement: Genetic Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer (365 KB; PDF Help)
3/18/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement: Screening for Peripheral Artery Disease and Cardiovascular Risk Assessment with Ankle Brachial Index (168 KB; PDF Help)
2/26/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation on Vitamin D and Calcium Supplements to Prevent Fractures (179 KB; PDF Help)
2/26/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Statement: Screening for Hypertension in Children and Adolescents (260 KB; PDF Help)
2/21/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Announces Appointment of Three New Members (183 KB; PDF Help)
2/19/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Statement: Screening for Glaucoma (141 KB; PDF Help)
1/22/13 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues New Recommendation and Draft Statement (279 KB; PDF Help)
12/11/12 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation on Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use Among Children and Adolescents (269 KB; PDF Help)
11/27/12 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation on Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults (258 KB; PDF Help)
11/20/12 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation on Screening for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (272 KB; PDF Help)
10/23/12 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues New Recommendation: Task Force Recommends Against Use of Hormonal Therapy to Prevent Chronic Conditions in Postmenopausal Women (299 KB; PDF Help)
9/24/12 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation on Screening and Behavioral Counseling to Reduce Alcohol Misuse (312 KB; PDF Help)
9/11/12 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation on Screening for Ovarian Cancer (186 KB; PDF Help)
8/28/12 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues New Recommendation on Screening for Chronic Kidney Disase (221 KB; PDF Help)
8/14/12 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues New Recommendation on Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults (183 KB; PDF Help)
7/31/12 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force New Recommendation: Screening for Coronary Heart Disease With Electrocardiography (180 KB; PDF Help)
6/26/12 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Two New Recommendations (204 KB; PDF Help)

Press Releases

3/14/12 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues New Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations

Current as of April 2014


Internet Citation:

Newsroom. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/newsroom.htm


 


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