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Title of Collaborative Activity:

US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an independent panel of non-Federal experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The USPSTF uses information from systematic evidence reviews to make recommendations for a broad range of clinical preventive health care services (such as screening, counseling, and preventive medications) that are delivered in or referred from primary care practice. USPSTF recommendations are developed for primary care clinicians, health systems, and policy-makers, and published in the form of "Recommendation Statements." The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has been authorized by the US Congress to convene the Task Force and to provide ongoing scientific, administrative, and dissemination support to the Task Force. The NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) works closely with AHRQ and the USPSTF to provide scientific input from NIH Institutes and Centers on draft research plans, draft evidence reviews, and draft recommendation statements. The ODP also disseminates information to NIH Institutes and Centers about high-priority evidence gaps for clinical preventive services that have been identified by the USPSTF.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Resource Development

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