CDC’s winnable battles : frequently asked questions
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Keywords:Accidents, Traffic/Prevention & Control
Cross Infection/Prevention & Control
Health Promotion/United States
HIV Infections/Prevention & Control
Obesity/Prevention & Control
Pregnancy In Adolescence/Prevention & Control
Public Health/United States
Tobacco Use Cessation
Description:What is a winnable battle? -- Why has CDC chosen to focus on these particular health areas when there are so many pressing health issues? -- What about other important health issues that are not reflected in this list? -- Has a list of priorities like this ever been released before by CDC? -- Will each area have a “battle plan”? -- What does CDC propose to do to address these issues? -- What will constitute a “win”? -- Does CDC plan to re-direct its budget to these priority areas? -- Does CDC plan to identify additional winnable battles?
“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. To date, CDC has identified the following domestic winnable battles with a substantial focus on prevention in the following areas: Healthcare-associated infections; HIV; Motor vehicle injuries; Obesity, nutrition and food safety; Teen and unintended pregnancy; Tobacco.
CDC also has made a commitment to prevention around the world with the following global winnable battles: Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT) and congenital syphilis; Global immunization initiatives, including polio eradication; Lymphatic filariasis in the Americas (elimination of); Tobacco; Motor vehicle injuries.
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