Implementing USPSTF Recommendations

Technical Assistance Document

Presentation describes the methods used by the US Preventive Services Task Force to develop recommendations.

Technical Assistance Document


This document was developed as part of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) initiative to increase the use of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations and resources in campus and community-based health professions educational programs. It is a resource that organizations that are affiliated with academic institutions, such as Area Health Education Centers' (AHECs), can share with community faculty and other educators to promote preventive services training and practice. Using examples of lesson plans and teaching activities from instructors at academic institutions who have successfully integrated the USPSTF recommendations into their curricula, this document provides guidance for AHECs interested in promoting the use of USPSTF recommendations and resources in learning activities.


Content

Introduction
   Purpose
   Target Audience
Section 1. Background
   The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
   The Implementation Project Team
Section 2. Implementing Recommendations in Academic Curricula
   Tools for Implementation
   Framework for Implementation
   Case Example 1 - ePSS - www.epss.ahrq.gov
   Case Example 2 - AHRQ Web site - www.preventiveservices.ahrq.gov
   Case Example 3 - Annual Guide - The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services
Section 3. Appendix
   Resources
   Sample Resource List of Educators Teaching Preventive Services

Current as of October 2011


Internet Citation:

Implementing U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations into Health Professions Education. October 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/kt/tfmethods/impuspstf.htm


Current as of October 2011
Internet Citation: Implementing USPSTF Recommendations: Technical Assistance Document. October 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/measurement/quality-by-state/impuspstf.html