Adult Preventive Health Care Guidelines . Debbie King FNP PNP. Introduction . Clinical preventive guidelines were developed to assist practitioners in making decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. Are not fixed protocols Intended for providers to consider
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Debbie King FNP PNP
American Public Health Association
Association of Academic Health Centers
Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of Health Services Research
Association of Schools of Public Health
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Institute of Medicine
National Alliance of Nurse Practitioners
National Association of Community Health Centers
National Association of County and City Health Officials
North American Primary Care Research Group
Society of General Internal Medicine
Society for Public Health Education
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
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Prepared by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AARP and the American Medical Association, the report also lays out ways to improve the health of these adults by increasing the breadth of preventive services.
"This is really looking at untapped opportunities to improve the health of adults," said report co-author Lynda A. Anderson, director of the CDC's Healthy Aging Program. "It really talks about broadening the use of these potentially lifesaving preventive services."
Areas of special attention in the report include influenza vaccine, cholesterol screening, colorectal cancer screening and for women, breast and cervical cancer screening. Also included are screenings for other behaviors that could hurt health such as binge drinking.