The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide), described in a previous post, has released a new, more dynamic website that tailors information based on your preferences. This free resource, provides evidence-based recommendations and findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force to help identify approaches and policies for improving health and preventing cancer in your community. You can find proven programs and policies to increase cancer screenings and prevent cancer, read real-world stories about how The Community Guide improved health in communities, and learn about areas needing more research. The new site is also more mobile-friendly. You can take The Community Guide with you and share it with colleagues.
Tips to get started:
- Visit www.thecommunityguide.org to see what’s new on the home page. Read the latest Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) findings, reports, and publications.
- Set up a profile to bookmark pages, save search results and pick up where you left off. The system will remember your preferences over time and suggest resources you might find useful.
- Sign up for emails about new developments in your preferred topic areas.
- Explore myGuide for Task Force findings, resources, and tools tailored to your role and project goals.
- Select the Topics link from the menu bar to find topic-specific information about systematic reviews and Task Force findings.
- Search for information about systematic reviews, resources, tools and Community Guide in Action stories. Be as broad or specific as you like and use available filters—such as target audience and setting—to narrow your results.
- Compare two Community Preventive Services Task Force findings using the interactive comparison tool on your desktop. You select and weigh the importance of certain characteristics, such as setting or target audience, and the system rates how the review fits your needs.
- Look under the “Considerations for Implementation” tab on systematic review pages to access Cancer P.L.A.N.E.T. research-tested intervention programs (RTIPs) that use the reviewed intervention approach.
Send us your feedback! Are you finding the information you want? How can we can continue to make improvements? We’re excited to share the new site with you!