New Content on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Web Site
Topic Nominations. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has expanded its Web site with new content. Now anyone—including individuals and organizations—can nominate a topic for the USPSTF to consider for a future recommendation directly through its Web site. A nomination may suggest a new preventive service topic that has not been reviewed by the USPSTF to date or recommend reconsideration of an existing topic. These nominations are accepted at any time and are considered by the USPSTF at one of its regularly scheduled meetings in March, July, or November. For more information or to nominate a topic, visit http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/nominating-recommendation-statement-topics.
Older Adults. The USPSTF Web site now provides information on preventive services and health-related topics for older adults, as well as children and adolescents. The new content focuses on the USPSTF's Older Adults Workgroup, including its members, mission and objectives, current research, and proposed research methods (including a new draft analytic framework for "geriatric syndromes"). For more information about the USPSTF's work with special populations, visit http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/special-populations.
The USPSTF is a national, independent panel of medical experts that makes recommendations, based on scientific evidence, to primary care doctors and other health care providers about which clinical preventive services they should offer their patients.
Internet Citation: New Content on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Web Site. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. March 2011.