While CDC's programs are working on a variety of priorities within these Winnable Battle areas, including ensuring high quality data, supporting population health approaches, and working toward measurable progress, the following provides a snapshot of select Winnable Battle goals.
- Improve knowledge of incidence, trends, burden, and causes of foodborne illness
- Improve state and federal epidemiologic, laboratory and environmental health capacity to quickly detect and respond to foodborne outbreaks
- Decrease the rate of foodborne illness and the number of foodborne outbreaks each year
For more information about the Food Safety Winnable Battle, please visit www.cdc.gov/foodsafety.
- Improve adherence to infection prevention guidelines
- Improve national surveillance
- Improve capacity at state and local health departments
For more information about the HAI Winnable Battle, please visit www.cdc.gov/hai/.
- Implement and support the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
- Reduce the number of new HIV infections in the United States
- Implement comprehensive Prevention with Positives and ensure linkage to continuity of care
- Implement prevention with high-risk negatives
- Improve data monitoring and dissemination
- Reduce HIV-related disparities
For more information about the HIV Winnable Battle, please visit: www.cdc.gov/hiv.
- Every state, territory and tribal area in the United States has evidence-based public health programs and policies in place to prevent motor vehicle-related injuries and deaths
- Every person in every seating position is buckled up on every trip
- Every driver has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) below the illegal limit on every trip
- All teen drivers are covered by comprehensive graduated driver license (GDL) systems and parental monitoring is ensured
- All workers in the United States who drive on the job are protected by strong employer-based vehicle safety policies that are supported by traffic laws and state and Federal safety regulations.
- Provide technical assistance and evaluate the effect of nutrition standards for foods marketed to children
- Reduce sodium levels in processed and restaurant foods
- Reduce trans fat in the food supply
- Research and evaluate the effect of front-of-package labeling
- Increase the number of people who meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
- Decrease pregnancies among adolescent females
- Delay initiation of sexual activity among teens
- Increase use of contraception, particularly long-acting, reversible methods, among sexually active teens
For more information about the Teen Pregnancy Winnable Battle, please visit www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy.
- Track tobacco use and prevention policies
- Use media to highlight the dangers of tobacco
- Reduce exposure to secondhand smoke
- Provide effective cessation services
- Restrict tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
For more information about the Tobacco Winnable Battle, please visit www.cdc.gov/tobacco.
For 2015 Winnable Battle targets by topic area, please download the Winnable Battles 2015 Targets [PDF - 2.46MB].
For data on how your state is doing in each of the Winnable Battle areas and beyond, please visit the Sortable Stats database.