Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships (CP3)
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and supported by staff from CP3, is the leading independent panel of private-sector experts in prevention and primary care and conducts rigorous, impartial assessments of the scientific evidence for a broad range of preventive services. Its recommendations are considered the gold standard for clinical preventive services.
The current USPSTF was convened to review the scientific evidence related to the effectiveness, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of clinical preventive services for the purpose of developing recommendations for the health care community and updating previous clinical preventive recommendations.
For more information about the USPSTF, its recommendations, methods, and members, go to: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstfix.htm.
The following members of the CP3 staff provide support to the USPSTF:
Return to Initiatives
Current as of November 2011
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships. November 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/about/cp3/cp3tf.htm