The Winnable Battle targets are ambitious yet achievable, evidence-based, and specific to the priorities and opportunities within each of the Winnable Battles health areas.

This dashboard gives a snapshot of each indicator by comparing recent data trends to the 2015 Winnable Battle targets.

Icon: Red Circle

Red Circle = Did not make significant progress or did not reach 2015 target

Icon: Yellow Square

Yellow Rectangle = Some progress made, but slowly or target was not reached

Icon: Green Triangle

Green Triangle = On track to reach 2015 target, but final data not available

Icon: Green Checkmark

Green Checkmark = Exceeded 2015 target

Winnable Battles Targets Progress
Tobacco Decrease the percent of adults who smoke cigarettes by 17.5% Icon: Green Checkmark
Decrease the percent of youth who smoke cigarettes by 12% Icon: Green Checkmark
Increase the proportion of the U.S. population covered by smoke-free laws by 59% Icon: Green Checkmark
Nutrition, Physical
Activity, and Obesity
Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents age 2 – 19 who are obese by 8% Icon: Yellow Square
Increase the proportion of infants who are breastfed at 6 months by 35% Icon: Yellow Square
Food Safety Reduce foodborne illness caused by Salmonella by 14.5% Icon: Red Circle
Reduce foodborne illness caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7 by 29% Icon: Yellow Square
Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) Reduce central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) in hospitals by 60% Icon: Green Triangle
Reduce healthcare-associated invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by 60% Icon: Green Triangle
Reduce surgical site infections (SSI) in hospitals by 30% Icon: Green Triangle
Reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospitals by 30%1 Icon: Red Circle
Motor Vehicle Injuries Reduce fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes by 31% Icon: Yellow Square
Teen Pregnancy Decrease teen birth rates by 20% Icon: Green Checkmark
HIV in the U.S. Reduce the number of HIV diagnoses by 25% Icon: Yellow Square
Increase the percent of people living with HIV who know their status by 11% Icon: Green Triangle

1CAUTI data reflect progress in acute-care hospitals only. Although 2009 – 2014 data show no change in overall CAUTI SIRs, specific hospital units showed major changes in CAUTI SIRs: 24% decrease in hospital wards and 16% increase in hospital intensive care units (ICUs).

Page last reviewed: December 14, 2017