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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.

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Search Task Force recommendations across a variety of topics on screenings, behavioral counseling, and preventive medications.

About the USPSTF

Learn more about the Task Force by watching this 2-minute video.

Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) Tool

Image of iPad with AHRQ ePSS page.A complete list of USPSTF recommendations, sorted by grade, can be found using ePSS, an application designed to help primary care clinicians identify the right clinical preventive services for their patients.

Opportunity for Public Comment

In an effort to make the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations clearer and its processes more transparent, the Task Force started posting draft Recommendation Statements online for public comment in 2010. To further enhance its work, the Task Force began inviting public comment on all its draft Research Plans in December 2011 and its draft Evidence Reviews in March 2013.

To learn more about and comment on USPSTF draft Research Plans, Evidence Reviews, or Recommendation Statements, click the links below.

  • Draft Research Plan
    Draft Research Plan for Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults Without Known Risk Factors: Behavioral Counseling
    Comment period ends 3/18/2020 8:00 PM EST
  • Draft Research Plan
    Draft Research Plan for Impaired Visual Acuity and Glaucoma in Adults: Screening
    Comment period ends 3/11/2020 8:00 PM EST
  • Draft Research Plan
    Draft Research Plan for Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer: Preventive Medication
    Comment period ends 2/26/2020 8:00 PM EST
Current as of: October 2018

Internet Citation: Home. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. December 2019.

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