Guide to Community Preventive Services


Guide to Community Preventive Services


This guide is a resource for evidence-based recommendations and findings about what interventions work to improve public health. The guide helps public health professionals choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their community.

Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:

  • Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
  • Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?
  • What might effective interventions cost; what is the likely return on investment?
This guide covers the following topics:
  • Adolescent health
  • Alcohol
  • Asthma
  • Birth defects
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy
  • Mental health
  • Motor vehicle
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Oral health
  • Physical activity
  • Social environment
  • Tobacco
  • Vaccines
  • Violence
  • Worksite


National Center for Health Marketing (NCHM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

National Center for Health Marketing (NCHM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: April 2009
Last Updated: 04/27/09

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