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To keep pace with emerging public health challenges and to address the leading causes of death and disability, CDC initiated an effort to achieve measurable impact quickly. CDC's Winnable Battles are public health priorities with large-scale impact on health and known effective strategies to address them.

The current Winnable Battles (Tobacco; Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity; Food Safety; Healthcare-Associated Infections; Motor Vehicle Injuries; Teen Pregnancy; HIV in the U.S.) have been chosen based on the magnitude of the health problem and our ability to make significant progress in outcomes. By identifying priority strategies, defining clear targets and working closely with our public health partners, we can make significant progress in reducing health disparities and the overall health burden from these diseases and conditions.