Task Force on Community Preventive Services, Zaza S, Briss PA, Harris KW, eds. 2005. The guide to community preventive services: What works to promote health?. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 506 pp.
Annotation: This guide is a resource to help readers select interventions to improve health and prevent disease in their state, community, community organization, business, health care organization, or school. The guide reviews evidence about interventions designed to improve health across a wide range of topics, including tobacco use, physical inactivity, and violence; specific health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, vaccine-preventable diseases, and motor vehicle injuries; and broad social determinants of health such as education, housing, and access to health care. For each topic, interventions that promise to improve important health outcomes are reviewed. The guide answers three questions: (1) what has worked for others, and how well?, (2) how can I select among interventions with proven effectiveness?, and (3) what might this intervention cost, and what am I likely to achieve through my investment? Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the guide. The guide includes one appendix -- a comprehensive list of all findings included in the guide, presented in alphabetical order by topic. A glossary, an index, and references are included, as well.
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Keywords: Access to health care, Cancer, Communities, Costs, Diabetes, Disease prevention, Education, Evaluation, Health promotion, Housing, Injury prevention, Interventions, Motor vehicle injuries, Physical activity, Social factors, Tobacco use, Violence