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Broad Goals

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.

Food Safety 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.

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Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention Goals:

  • 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/.

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HIV Prevention Goals:

  • 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.

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Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Goals:

  • 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.

For more information about the Motor Vehicle Winnable Battle, please visit www.cdc.gov/Motorvehiclesafety and www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/motorvehicle.

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Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Goals:

  • 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

For more information about the Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Winnable Battle, please visit www.cdc.gov/obesity/ and www.cdc.gov/salt.

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Goals:

  • 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.

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Tobacco Use Prevention Goals:

  • 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.

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Winnable Battles 2015 Targets

For 2015 Winnable Battle targets by topic area, please download the Winnable Battles 2015 Targets [PDF - 2.46MB].

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How Is Your State Doing?

For data on how your state is doing in each of the Winnable Battle areas and beyond, please visit the Sortable Stats database.

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