CPSTF Releases 2022 Annual Report to Congress

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) is pleased to release the 2022 Annual Report to Congress. This report summarizes the Task Force’s work from fiscal year 2022 (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022), including

  • eight recommendations and findings for intervention approaches that address cancer screening; HIV prevention; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; social determinants of health; and violence prevention
  • one economic review of a previously recommended intervention that addresses HIV prevention.

The report lists critical evidence gaps identified for the intervention approaches, and highlights priority topics CPSTF selected to guide reviews from 2020 to 2025.

In this report, CPSTF also features the topic of physical activity, noting that physical activity decreases premature deaths and has many health benefits. However, not everyone has access to safe and convenient places to be physically active. Decision-makers can use the CPSTF recommendations to inform their efforts to increase physical activity for everyone in their communities.