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Meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


Notice of meeting.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services announces the next meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on October 17-18, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia.


The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT and Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT.


The CPSTF Meeting will be held at the CDC Edward R. Roybal Campus, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Headquarters (Building 19), 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. You should be aware that the meeting location is in a Federal government building; therefore, Federal security measures are applicable. For additional information, please see Roybal Campus Security Guidelines under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Information regarding meeting logistics will be available on the Community Guide website ( closer to the date of the meeting.

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Onslow Smith, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS-E-69, Atlanta, GA 30329, phone: (404) 498-6778, email:

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Meeting Accessibility: This space-limited meeting is open to the public. All meeting attendees must register. To ensure completion of required security procedures and access to the CDC's Global Communications Center, U.S. citizens intending to attend in person must register by October 10, 2018, and non-U.S. citizens intending to attend in person must register by September 19, 2018. Failure to register by the dates identified could result in the inability to attend the CPSTF meeting in person.

Those unable to attend the meeting in person are able to do so via Webcast. CDC will send the Webcast URL to registrants upon receipt of their registration. All meeting attendees must register by October 11, 2018 to receive the webcast information. CDC will email webcast information from the mailbox.

To register for the meeting, whether in person or via webcast, individuals should send an email to and include the following information: name, title, organization name, organization address, phone, email, and whether attending in person or via webcast.

Public Comment: A public comment period, limited to three minutes per person, will follow the CPSTF's discussion of each systematic review. Individuals wishing to make public comments must indicate their desire to do so with their registration by providing their name, organizational affiliation, and the topic to be addressed (if known). Public comments will become part of the meeting summary. Public comment is not possible via Webcast.

Background on the CPSTF: The CPSTF is an independent, nonfederal panel whose members are appointed by the CDC Director. CPSTF members Start Printed Page 45448represent a broad range of research, practice, and policy expertise in prevention, wellness, health promotion, and public health. The CPSTF was convened in 1996 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to identify community preventive programs, services, and policies that increase healthy longevity, save lives and dollars, and improve Americans' quality of life. CDC is mandated to provide ongoing administrative, research, and technical support for the operations of the CPSTF. During its meetings, the CPSTF considers the findings of systematic reviews on existing research and practice-based evidence and issues recommendations. CPSTF recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information about evidence-based options that decision makers and stakeholders can consider when they are determining what best meets the specific needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their jurisdictions and constituents. The CPSTF's recommendations, along with the systematic reviews of the evidence on which they are based, are compiled in The Community Guide.

Matters Proposed for Discussion: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (Pharmacy-Based Interventions to Increase Medication Adherence); Mental Health (Effectiveness of School-Based Depression and Anxiety Prevention Interventions); Cancer Prevention and Control (Community Health Worker Interventions to Improve Screening Rates for Breast, Colorectal, and Cervical Cancer); Health Equity (Supportive Housing Policies to Address Homelessness); Obesity Prevention and Control (Combined School-Based Diet and Physical Activity Interventions); Economic Review (Active Travel to School); and discussion of Community Guide effectiveness methods. The agenda is subject to change without notice.

Roybal Campus Security Guidelines: The Edward R. Roybal Campus is the headquarters of the CDC and is located at 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia. The meeting is being held in a Federal government building; therefore, Federal security measures are applicable.

All meeting attendees must register by the dates outlined under MEETING ACCESSABILITY. In planning your arrival time, please take into account the need to park and clear security. All visitors must enter the Edward R. Roybal Campus through the front entrance on Clifton Road. Vehicles may be searched, and the guard force will then direct visitors to the designated parking area. Upon arrival at the facility, visitors must present government-issued photo identification (e.g., a valid federal identification badge, state driver's license, state non-driver's identification card, or passport). Non-United States citizens must complete the required security paperwork prior to the meeting date and must present a valid passport, visa, Permanent Resident Card, or other type of work authorization document upon arrival at the facility. Instructions for completing the required security paperwork will be provided after registration. All persons entering the building must pass through a metal detector. CDC Security personnel will issue a visitor's ID badge at the entrance to Building 19. Visitors may receive an escort to the meeting room. All items brought to HHS/CDC are subject to inspection.

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Dated: September 4, 2018.

Lauren Hoffmann,

Acting Executive Secretary, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2018-19442 Filed 9-6-18; 8:45 am]