Resources and Links
Prevention Research Centers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a network of academic researchers, public health agencies, and community members that conducts applied research in disease prevention and control. The PRC website provides center descriptions, research summaries, disease prevention strategies, and links to trainings and other resources, and information about funding opportunities.
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Guide to Community Preventive Services
The Community Guide summarizes what is known about the effectiveness, economic efficiency, and feasibility of interventions to promote community health and prevent disease. Recommended interventions have been made for 17 topics such as obesity, tobacco, asthma, physical activity, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and mental health. Development of the Guide is overseen by an independent, non-governmental, volunteer body of public health and prevention experts, whose members are appointed by the Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Guide also provides a research agenda on each topic being studied to help in planning and conducting research and in generating proposals for additional funds.
Guide to Clinical Preventive Services
This Guide contains the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on the use of screening, counseling, and other preventive services that are typically delivered in primary care settings. The USPSTF, an independent panel of experts supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), makes recommendations based on systematic reviews of the evidence related to the benefits and potential harms of clinical preventive services. A pocket guide and electronic preventive services selector are available for download from this website.