Winnable Battles and Focused Targets
"Winnable Battles describe public health priorities where CDC and public health can make significant progress in a relatively short timeframe – generally within one to four years.
A critical part of the Winnable Battles effort is the ability to set clear and actionable targets. 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."
*Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In conjunction with CDC, NACCHO promotes the following identified Winnable Battles:
NACCHO has created its own Winnable Battle:
In the Spotlight
CDC has identified Tobacco as a winnable battle. Tobacco use is a major preventable cause of premature death and disease worldwide. Approximately 6 million deaths related to tobacco use occur each year, including 600,000 from secondhand smoke. In the United States, an estimated 45.3 million people - about one in five adults - currently smoke, and an estimated 443,000 people die prematurely from diseases caused by smoking or secondhand smoke exposure. For more information, facts and resources click here. More »