Winnable Battles: Progress
A critical component of the Winnable Battles effort is the ability to set clear, actionable targets to help achieve significant progress in a relatively short time period.
From decreasing deaths and injuries due to motor vehicle crashes to reducing the number of healthcare-associated infections and lowering the obesity rates, CDC and its public health partners are working toward measurable progress in these areas.
While we’ve made a lot of progress in many Winnable Battle areas, we still have more to do to meet our 2015 goals:
Reduce tobacco use – Progress Report [PDF - 213 KB]
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability and death in the U.S.
Winnable Battles-related Healthy People 2020 Objectives [PDF - 401 KB]
Lists Healthy People 2020 objectives by Winnable Battle topic area.
Improve nutrition, physical activity, obesity – Progress Report [PDF - 168 KB]
More than 72 million adults and 12 million youth in the U.S. are obese.
Ensure food safety – Progress Report [PDF - 175 KB]
Foodborne diseases sicken 1 out of 6 Americans each year.
Prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) – Progress Report [PDF - 290 KB]
1 out of 20 hospitalized patients contracts an HAI.
Improve motor vehicle safety – Progress Report [PDF - 119 KB]
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among Americans ages 1-54.
Reduce teen pregnancy – Progress Report [PDF - 123 KB]
The U.S. has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy of any developed nation in the world.
Reduce new HIV infections – Progress Report [PDF - 182 KB]
More than 1 million people in the U.S. live with HIV.
- Page last reviewed: December 11, 2013
- Page last updated: May 12, 2015
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