42 U.S. Code § 280g–10 - Community Preventive Services Task Force

(a) Establishment and purpose
The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shall convene an independent Community Preventive Services Task Force (referred to in this subsection as the “Task Force”) to be composed of individuals with appropriate expertise. Such Task Force shall review the scientific evidence related to the effectiveness, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of community preventive interventions for the purpose of developing recommendations, to be published in the Guide to Community Preventive Services (referred to in this section as the “Guide”), for individuals and organizations delivering population-based services, including primary care professionals, health care systems, professional societies, employers, community organizations, non-profit organizations, schools, governmental public health agencies, Indian tribes, tribal organizations and urban Indian organizations, medical groups, Congress and other policy-makers. Community preventive services include any policies, programs, processes or activities designed to affect or otherwise affecting health at the population level.
(b) Duties
The duties of the Task Force shall include—
(1) the development of additional topic areas for new recommendations and interventions related to those topic areas, including those related to specific populations and age groups, as well as the social, economic and physical environments that can have broad effects on the health and disease of populations and health disparities among sub-populations and age groups;
(2) at least once during every 5-year period, review  [1] interventions and update  [1] recommendations related to existing topic areas, including new or improved techniques to assess the health effects of interventions, including health impact assessment and population health modeling;
(3) improved integration with Federal Government health objectives and related target setting for health improvement;
(4) the enhanced dissemination of recommendations;
(5) the provision of technical assistance to those health care professionals, agencies, and organizations that request help in implementing the Guide recommendations; and
(6) providing yearly reports to Congress and related agencies identifying gaps in research and recommending priority areas that deserve further examination, including areas related to populations and age groups not adequately addressed by current recommendations.
(c) Role of agency
The Director shall provide ongoing administrative, research, and technical support for the operations of the Task Force, including coordinating and supporting the dissemination of the recommendations of the Task Force, ensuring adequate staff resources, and assistance to those organizations requesting it for implementation of Guide recommendations.
(d) Coordination with Preventive Services Task Force
The Task Force shall take appropriate steps to coordinate its work with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, including the examination of how each task force’s recommendations interact at the nexus of clinic and community.
(e) Operation
In carrying out the duties under subsection (b), the Task Force shall not be subject to the provisions of Appendix 2 of title 5.
(f) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year to carry out the activities of the Task Force.


[1]  So in original. Probably should be followed by “of”.

Source

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title III, § 399U, as added Pub. L. 111–148, title IV, § 4003(b)(1),Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 543.)
References in Text

Appendix 2 of title 5, referred to in subsec. (e), probably means the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92–463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

 

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