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Title of Collaborative Activity:

US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an independent panel of non-Federal experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine and is composed of primary care providers. The USPSTF conducts scientific evidence reviews of a broad range of clinical preventive health care services (such as screening, counseling, and preventive medications) and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians and health systems that are published in the form of "Recommendation Statements." The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has been authorized by the U.S. 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 clinical practice guidelines to be included in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. 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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