Clinical-Community Relationships Measures (CCRM) Atlas

Appendix A. USPSTF Clinical Preventive Services Included in the Measurement Framework

Table A-1 presents a listing of the services determined to be feasible to deliver in nonclinical settings. These services were guided by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) A and B recommendations.

Table A-1. USPSTF clinical preventive services determined to be feasible to deliver in nonclinical settings

Preventive service Description
Alcohol misuse counseling The USPSTF recommends screening and behavioral counseling interventions to reduce alcohol misuse by adults, including pregnant women, in primary care settings.
Breastfeeding counseling The USPSTF recommends interventions during pregnancy and after birth to promote and support breastfeeding.
Obesity screening and counseling—adults The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen all adult patients for obesity and offer intensive counseling and behavioral interventions to promote sustained weight loss for obese adults.
Obesity screening and counseling—children The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen children aged 6 years and older for obesity and offer them or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvement in weight status.
Screening for and management of obesity in adults The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for obesity. Patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher should be offered or referred to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) counseling The USPSTF recommends high-intensity behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for all sexually active adolescents and for adults at increased risk for STIs.
Tobacco use counseling and interventions—non-pregnant adults The USPSTF recommends that clinicians ask all adults about tobacco use and provide tobacco cessation interventions for those who use tobacco products.
Tobacco use counseling—pregnant women The USPSTF recommends that clinicians ask all pregnant women about tobacco use and provide augmented, pregnancy-tailored counseling to those who smoke.
Behavioral counseling in primary care to promote physical activity The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against behavioral counseling in primary care settings to promote physical activity.
Page last reviewed March 2013
Internet Citation: Appendix A. USPSTF Clinical Preventive Services Included in the Measurement Framework. March 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/prevention-chronic-care/resources/clinical-community-relationships-measures-atlas/ccrm-atlasapa.html