Guide to Clinical Preventive Services is the gold standard among clinician guides on preventive patient care. It addresses disease and risk factor screening and counseling about health behaviors. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, convened by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, develops the Guide’s recommendations based on scientific evidence of effectiveness.
|All Patients + the Parents of Young Patients:|
|All Adults and Adolescents|
|All Alcohol Users|
Guide to Community Preventive Services or “Community Guide” details effective community-based strategies to promote and safeguard health. These might include media campaigns, educational programs, policy changes, or regulatory action. It is being developed by an independent task force convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
These tables summarize the Community Guide’s recommendations to promote motor vehicle safety. The Community Guide Web site explains each recommendation in detail.
|Interventions to Increase the Use of Child Safety Seats|
|Child Safety Seat Use Laws||Strong Evidence of Effectiveness|
|Community-wide Information +Law Enforcement Campaigns||Sufficient Evidence of Effectiveness|
|Safety Seat Distribution + Education Programs||Strong Evidence of Effectiveness|
|Incentive + Education Programs||Sufficient Evidence of Effectiveness|
|Interventions to Increase the Use of Safety Belts|
|Safety Belt Use Laws||Strong Evidence of Effectiveness|
|Primary Enforcement Laws(allowing vehicles to be stopped solely for seat belt enforcement)||Strong Evidence of Effectiveness|
|Enhanced Law Enforcement Programs||Strong Evidence of Effectiveness|
|Interventions to Reduce Alcohol-impaired Driving|
|0.08% Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Laws||Strong Evidence of Effectiveness|
|Lower BAC Laws for Inexperienced Drivers||Sufficient Evidence of Effectiveness|
|Minimum Legal Drinking Age Laws||Strong Evidence of Effectiveness|
|Sobriety Checkpoints||Strong Evidence of Effectiveness|
|Server Intervention Programs(Face-to-face, management-supported instruction for wait staff and bartenders)||Sufficient Evidence of Effectiveness|
|Mass Media Campaigns||Strong Evidence of Effectiveness|