The following is information about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for use by the media.

The USPSTF is an independent panel of non-Federal experts that makes recommendations on clinical preventive services, such as screenings, counseling, and preventive medications, to primary care clinicians. USPSTF recommendations apply to people with no signs or symptoms of the disease, and are based on a rigorous, systematic review of peer-reviewed evidence.

USPSTF members are primary care providers (such as internists, pediatricians, family physicians, nurses, gynecologists/obstetricians, and health behavior specialists) who are experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. Members are required to disclose any possible conflicts of interest for each topic under review.

To learn more about:

  • The USPSTF and how it makes recommendations, select here.
  • Current USPSTF recommendations, select here.
  • USPSTF recommendations that are in progress, select here.
  • Current opportunities for public comment, select here.
  • Current USPSTF members, select here.

To stay connected with the USPSTF and receive news and updates, sign up for USPSTF updates. For a list of recent updates from the USPSTF, select here.

Below you will find some helpful media reference materials about the USPSTF and its work.