AHRQ Seeks Nomination of New Members to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

January 5, 2021 – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) welcomes nominations for new members to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Each year, new members are appointed to replace those who will be completing their service.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate expertise and national leadership in:

  • Critical evaluation of research
  • Clinical preventive services
  • Implementation of evidence-based recommendations in clinical practice

To maintain balance in the expertise among members, strongest consideration will be given to individuals in the areas of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Advanced Practice Nursing. To obtain a diversity of perspectives, AHRQ particularly encourages nominations of women, members of underrepresented populations, and persons with disabilities. In addition, AHRQ seeks candidates who have experience in public health; health equity and the reduction of health disparities; the application of science to health policy; and the communication of findings to various audiences.

Nominations must be received by March 15, 2021 to be considered for appointment with an anticipated start date of January 2022. Individuals nominated prior to March 15, 2020 who continue to have interest in serving on the Task Force should be re-nominated. Learn more about the nomination process, how to nominate an individual for consideration, or how to self-nominate on AHRQ’s website.