Progress by Winnable Battle Area
Progress toward targets has varied in each of the Winnable Battle Topic areas, with some meeting goals ahead of schedule and others still working towards their final goals.
Following are visual representations of progress and data trends as well as detailed summaries of CDC contributions associated with each Winnable Battle.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths.
Progress has been mixed in this Winnable Battle.
Illness due to E. coli has decreased significantly; there is still room to make additional progress on E. coli and other foodborne infections, such as Salmonella.
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are complications of healthcare and linked with high morbidity and mortality.
For the most part, the number and rate of motor vehicle crash deaths has fallen since 2005; however, the number of deaths in 2015 increased to 35,092 (the highest number since 2008).
Teen births have been dropping steadily.
The percentage of people living with HIV who know their status is steadily increasing toward the 90% target.