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Winnable Battles: Progress

Components of Winnable Battles

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:

CDC Winnable Battles 2010-2015, Progress Report 2014 [PDF – 1.9MB]

CDC Winnable Battles 2010-2015, Progress Report 2013 [PDF – 1MB]

Reduce tobacco useProgress 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, obesityProgress Report [PDF – 168 KB]
More than 72 million adults and 12 million youth in the U.S. are obese. 

Ensure food safetyProgress 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 25 hospitalized patients contracts an HAI.  

Improve motor vehicle safetyProgress Report [PDF – 119 KB]
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among Americans ages 1-54. 

Reduce teen pregnancyProgress 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 infectionsProgress Report [PDF – 182 KB]
More than 1 million people in the U.S. live with HIV.