Dates of Project: 2006–2012
Field of Work: Identifying high-value evidence-based clinical and community preventive services.
Problem Synopsis: The health impact and cost-effectiveness of clinical preventive services such as smoking cessation or breast cancer screening needs to be examined and re-examined as more and better data becomes available, and as analytical tools improve. Disparities in the use of services also need to be examined and documented.
Similarly, preventive interventions to improve health at the community level such as seat belt laws, need to be examined for their health and economic impact.
Synopsis of the Work: A research team at the Partnership for Prevention:
- Updated rankings of clinical preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
- Estimated the health and economic benefits for the U.S. population and selected subpopulations of increasing their use
- Quantified disparities in their provision
- Developed and tested methods for estimating the health and economic impact of interventions to improve health at the community level that were recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention