Community Preventive Services Task Force Seeks New Members

The Community Guide Office has issued a Federal Register Notice to solicit nominations for qualified individuals interested in serving on the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF). Members are appointed by the CDC director and serve five-year terms, with possible extensions. Nomination packages must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. EDT, June 24.

Who should submit nominations?

  • Interested individuals can self-nominate
  • Organizations and individuals may nominate one or more persons
  • Previously nominated individuals who would like to serve on CPSTF

Please note that federal employees are not eligible to be CPSTF members.

Where can I find more information?


CPSTF is an independent, nonfederal panel of public health and prevention experts whose members represent a broad range of research, practice, and policy expertise in community preventive services, public health, health promotion, and disease prevention. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established CPSTF in 1996 to develop guidance on which community-based health promotion and disease prevention intervention approaches work, based on available scientific evidence.

CPSTF is supported by 32 Liaison organizations that represent federal agencies, including the Armed Forces, and national organizations invested in America’s health. CDC also works alongside CPSTF members and liaisons to provide both scientific and administrative support.

CPSTF findings are listed on The Community Guide website.