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The Community Guide Launches New, More Dynamic Website to Help You Identify Evidence-Based Approaches that Work

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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!


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The new clip features a talk

The new clip features a talk with William Calvert, a Navy and Marine Corps Liaison representative to the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) since 1998photo of william calvert and john anderton in recording studio

In the clip, you can learn how using Task Force recommendations and The Community Guide benefits the active duty, beneficiary, and civilian workforces within the Navy and Marine Corps.

The highlights of the clip include how The Community Guide and Task Force recommendations were used to:

  • Drive and support policy changes, design interventions, benchmark and improve Navy and Marine Corps interventions;
  • Support the 21st Century Sailor and Marine Initiative, a program focused on sailor and marine readiness, safety, physical fitness, and inclusion and;
  • Identify programs, services, and policies proven to be effective in a variety of real-world settings

The Community Guide Audio Clips series feature interviews with Task Force members, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Staff, and partners about prevention and systematic review topics. New audio clips will be added to The Community Guide throughout this year. Share these audio clips with your network and join the dialogue on Twitter @CPSTF!