New intervention summaries and publications about the following systematic reviews and Task Force recommendations are now available online.
Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Interventions:
Clinical Decision Support Systems to Improve Provider Practices
- Effectiveness evidence review – Njie GJ, Proia KK, Thota AB, Finnie RKC, Hopkins DP, Banks SM, Callahan DB, Pronk NP, Rask KJ, Lackland DT, Kottke TE, Community Preventive Services Task Force. Clinical decision support systems and prevention: a Community Guide cardiovascular disease systematic review [PDF – 3.21 MB]. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015;49(5):784-95.
Team-Based Care to Improve Blood Pressure Control
Two commentaries that accompany these manuscripts are also available online:
Why is this important?
- About 70 million American adults (29 percent) or 1 in every 3 adults have high blood pressure and only about half (52 percent) have their condition under control (Nwankwo 2013).
- High blood pressure was a primary or contributing cause of death for more than 360,000 Americans in 2013 (Nwankwo 2013).
- High blood pressure costs the nation $46 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications to treat high blood pressure, and missed days of work (CDC, NCHS, 2015).
Who should know about these Task Force Findings?
- Health care organizations
- State health departments
- Public health professionals
What materials are available to help share this information with others?
What are the Task Force, Community Guide, and Liaisons?
- The Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) is s an independent, nonfederal, unpaid panel of public health and prevention experts. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by providing evidence-based recommendations about community preventive programs, services, and policies to improve health. Its members represent a broad range of research, practice, and policy expertise in community prevention services, public health, health promotion, and disease prevention.
- The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) is an essential web resource for people who want to know what works in public health. It provides evidence-based findings about public health interventions and policies to improve health and promote safety.
- Liaisons to the Task Force – Many of the nation’s leading health practice and research agencies and organizations hold official Liaison status with the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force). They participate in Task Force meetings; serve on systematic review teams; represent the views, concerns, and needs of their organizations and constituents; and disseminate findings to their members and constituents.
CDC, NCHS. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2013 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2015. Data are from Multiple Causes of Death Files, 1999-2013, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.
Nwankwo T, Yoon SS, Burt V, Gu Q. Hypertension among adults in the US: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011-2012. NCHS Data Brief, No. 133. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2013.