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USPSTF Issues Article on Mitigating Systemic Racism in Clinical Preventive Services

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published an article titled, “Actions to Transform U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Methods to Mitigate Systemic Racism in Clinical Preventive Services,” in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  Authored by the full USPSTF, this article asserts that people who experience racism generally have shorter life expectancies and experience more health problems due to preventable causes.  The article details actions the USPSTF is taking to promote antiracism and health equity in preventive care by confronting these issues throughout its recommendation development process.  These efforts are aimed at reducing the effects of social injustices in health care and, ultimately, helping better equip clinicians with the evidence-based guidance they need to prevent disease and keep everyone as healthy as possible.  To read the full article, go to the JAMA Web site here.

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