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CPSTF 2017 Report to Congress
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) has released its 2017 Annual Report to Congress: Providing the Science to Support Military Readiness and Resilience. This report, the first sector-specific annual report the CPSTF has prepared, highlights ways CPSTF recommendations can be used to support the readiness and resilience of United States Armed Forces. Emphasis is placed on the challenges of obesity, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol use.

What should you know about the CPSTF 2017 Annual Report to Congress?
  • Obesity, tobacco use, and alcohol abuse pose significant threats to military readiness and resilience.
  • Nearly one-third of young adults in our country are ineligible to serve because of overweight or obesity. CPSTF recommendations provide evidence-based options to improve the health of our nation so that more young adults are fit for service.
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