As part of its efforts to make its work as transparent as possible and enhance the accuracy and relevance of its recommendations, the Task Force works with a group of partner organizations. They include Federal agencies that are stakeholders in the process and Dissemination and Implementation Partners that represent primary care clinicians, consumers, and other stakeholders involved in the delivery of primary care.
Partner organization representatives contribute their expertise, help disseminate the work of the USPSTF to their members and constituents, and help put the recommendations into practice. Partners are also a powerful vehicle for ensuring that America's primary care workforce remains up to date on USPSTF recommendations.
Current partners and others interested in learning more about the Task Force can find helpful materials on the Task Force 101 Resources page and the Tools and Resources for Primary Care Practice page.
A list of the Task Force's partners is below.
"The USPSTF’s recommendations are considered the ‘gold standard’ for clinical preventive services... We fully support the USPSTF as an independent body to apply rigor and objectivity to the analysis of clinical preventive care ... Our common goal is to improve the health of all Americans, and we believe the Task Force is the best way to ensure clinical preventive recommendations are guided by science.”
—The American Academy of Family Physicians
Partners Who Support Primary Care Delivery
- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
- American College of Physicians (ACP)
- American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM)
- American Medical Association (AMA)
- American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF)
- Department of Defense (DOD) Military Health System
- Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
- Indian Health Service (IHS)
- National Cancer Institute (NCI)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Partners Who Develop Recommendations on Prevention
Internet Citation: Our Partners. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. August 2016.