Nominations Sought for USPSTF Members

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is inviting nominations for individuals to serve on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The USPSTF is an independent body of experts that makes evidence-based recommendations about the effectiveness of clinical preventive services and health promotion. Qualified nominees will have demonstrated expertise in the following areas: (1) critical evaluation of peer-reviewed research; (2) clinical prevention, health promotion, and primary health care; and (3) implementation of evidence based recommendations in clinical practice. In addition, expertise in the following areas is also desirable:

  • Behavioral medicine
  • Public health
  • Health equity and the reduction of health disparities
  • Application of science to health policy
  • Communication of scientific findings to multiple audiences, including health care professionals, policymakers, and the general public.

Nominations are due by May 15. Additional information is available in the Federal Register notice and on AHRQ’s website.

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Posted in Issue 6 (April 7), Update, Volume 34 (2015)

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