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 Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity as a winnable battle. Progress in theses areas is being made by developing policy, systems, and environmental initiatives that help make healthy choices available, affordable, and easy. CDC supports several approaches to improve nutrition and physical activity, including improving the food environments in childcare, schools, hospitals, and workplaces; reducing sodium levels in processed and restaurant foods; eliminating artificial trans fat in the food supply; and increasing opportunities for safe physical activity. For more information, facts and resources click here. More »