|MMWR Weekly |
Volume 62, No. 17
May 3, 2013
Announcements: Recommendations Regarding Cardiovascular Disease from the Community Preventive Services Task Force
May 3, 2013 / 62(17);341
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recently posted new information on its website: "Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control: Reducing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Cardiovascular Disease Preventive Services for Patients with High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol." The information is available at http://www.thecommunityguide.org/cvd/ropc.html.
Established in 1996 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the task force is an independent, nonfederal, unpaid panel of public health and prevention experts whose members are appointed by the Director of CDC. The task force provides information for a wide range of decision makers on programs, services, and policies aimed at improving population health. Although CDC provides administrative, research, and technical support for the task force, the recommendations developed are those of the task force and do not undergo review or approval by CDC.