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Information for Health Professionals

The tools available here can help a variety of audiences better understand what clinical preventive services are and how they can be implemented in the real world.


Primary care clinicians

Identify preventive services appropriate for your patients.

Use the ePSS widget to search for USPSTF recommendations from here or download it to your Web site or blog.

Patients and consumers

Answer three questions to get a personalized list of preventive care information.

Use the myhealthfinder widget here or download it to your Web site or blog.

Resources for the Education of Health Professionals

  • Healthy People 2020
    Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to: 1. Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors. 2. Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions. 3. Measure the impact of prevention activities.
  • Implementing USPSTF Recommendations into Health Professions Education - Technical Assistance Document
    This document was developed as part of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) initiative to increase the use of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations and resources in campus and community-based health professions educational programs. It is a resource that organizations that are affiliated with academic institutions, such as Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), can share with community faculty and other educators to promote preventive services training and practice.
Current as of: October 2016

Internet Citation: Information for Health Professionals. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. October 2016.

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