Winnable Battles Web Site:

Updated presentations with national and state data as well as recommended approaches and initiatives. Subscribers to the Winnable Battles web site receive a periodic “News You Can Use” eNews Blast that shares innovative practices, tools and strategies to inform public health work.

CDC Vital Signs:

Each month, the CDC Vital Signs Program releases a call-to-action about an important public health topic, typically one of the Winnable Battles focus areas. Vital Signs uses the most recent CDC data on health behaviors and outcomes to create materials for key partners and the public and includes scientific papers, infographics, short videos, key messages and more. Vital Signs on Winnable Battles topics can be found at or The resources are free and available for download or print.

Virtual Town Hall Meetings:

All public health professionals are invited to a town hall teleconference on the latest CDC Vital Signs report on the second Tuesday of each month at 2–3 pm (ET). Featuring informative subject matter experts and health department officials, the teleconferences are designed to provide a forum for health officials to broaden the conversation, build momentum, and carry out evidence-based, effective programs within the public health areas covered by Vital Signs.

Did You Know? (DYK):

These quick bullet points are emailed to about 30,000 subscribers weekly to inform public health professionals and move CDC data and recommendations into action. Readers use DYK to educate their constituents; start, change, evaluate, or support programs, policies, and practices; and share with staff, community organizations, boards of health, leaders and decision makers, and others. DYK is also CDC’s most popular syndicated content.

Prevention Status Report:

In 2016, CDC released the third set of Prevention Status Reports (PSR) for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with information on key indicators of public health status, practice, and policy for each Winnable Battle area. Through the PSR, CDC is helping advance evidence-based policy and practice by sharing with health officials and other policy makers each state’s status on key public health indicators and performance on key policy indicators. Public health leaders can use the PSRs to support public health planning, priority setting, and communications. Although the PSRs include data about public health problems, their primary focus is on policies and practices that can prevent or reduce health risk behaviors and lead to improved health outcomes. Posted at, the free reports are available by topic or state.

Sortable Stats:

Free and available online, Sortable Stats is an interactive data set comprised of behavioral risk factors and health indicators. The online tool is used as a resource in the promotion of policy, system, and environmental changes. Its data set compiles state-level data for the 50 states, DC, and U.S. territories from various published CDC and federal sources into a format that allows users to view, sort, and analyze data at state, regional, and national levels. Sortable Stats recently expanded to include data on youth marijuana use and cancer deaths.

Page last reviewed: December 14, 2017