- CDC’s newly released Winnable Battles final report shows meaningful improvements in key public health areas.
- Since 2009, rates of teen births and youth and adult smoking have declined significantly, and between 2008 and 2014, central line-associated bloodstream infections in acute care hospitals decreased by 50%.
- A color-coded dashboard shows where more work is needed, especially in obesity, foodborne illness, and motor vehicle injuries.
Health has improved in some areas during the Winnable Battles timeframe (2010-2015) as illustrated in the target dashboard and indicator data table. Progress has varied with some Winnable Battles meeting goals ahead of schedule and others still working towards their final goals.
Winnable Battles has emerged as a framework for high burden, high priority public health work to help align and accelerate intra- and interagency work as well as encourage programs to think more broadly about partnerships beyond traditional public health partners.
The Winnable Battles process has been infused into the way state, tribal and local public health officials, policy makers and healthcare professionals identify, prioritize and take action to improve health outcomes in their communities.
2013 and 2014 Progress Reports
View the 2013 and 2014 Progress Reports for status, at-a-glance dashboards and accomplishments.
CDC acknowledges the work of many organizations that supported and advanced the work of Winnable Battles. Some of those organizations are listed here:
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Let’s Move!
- National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
- National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
- National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL)