Eleven of the nation’s leading health and prevention organizations today sent a letter to Congress that defended the recent recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force regarding breast cancer screening and set the record straight about recent public misstatements regarding the recommendations.
The letter was signed by leaders of the following organizations: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American College of Physicians, American College of Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, American Public Health Association, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Partnership for Prevention, Public Health Institute, and Trust for America’s Health. (From PR Newswire release.)
But just two weeks ago, CNN reported boldly:
“This task force is the only big group that is saying this. There are lots of groups that disagree with this.”
Hmmm. Maybe they should have made a few more calls. Or at least not relied on the voices with big PR machines.