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[Editorial] Winnable battles: what is next?

17 Dec 2016

In 2010, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiated its Winnable Battles project. It selected six public health priorities of high concern—tobacco; nutrition, physical activity, obesity, and food safety; health-care-associated infections (HAIs); motor vehicle injuries; teenage pregnancy; and HIV in the USA. Clear targets for each area were set within the timeframe 2010–15 to improve the health and safety of the nation as quickly as possible for as many as possible. On Dec 5, the CDC released the final report assessing the initiative.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet