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The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Peter A. Briss

in Public Health

ISBN: 9780199756797
Published online August 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756797-0024
The Guide to Community Preventive Services

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The Guide to Community Preventive Services (or “Community Guide”) is a family of products (book, journal articles, Internet products) that synthesize current best evidence on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of, the applicability of, and barriers to the use of community interventions, programs, and policies intended to improve health. The Community Guide also explicitly links evidence to practice recommendations. The Community Guide evaluates interventions delivered to groups of people in health-care systems; community settings such as schools and worksites; and interventions such as laws, policies, and environmental changes that address whole geographic communities. The Community Guide is sponsored by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommendations are developed by the independent, nonfederal Community Preventive Services Task Force (previously called the Task Force on Community Preventive Services). This bibliography includes selected print and electronic resources that are part of the core Community Guide family of products, as well as resources that provide additional history, background, and commentary on those products and resources that situate the Community Guide in the context of other related efforts in systematic reviews, evidence-based practice, programs that work, and research translation.

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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