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March 7, 2017

Improving the Health of the United States With a “Winnable Battles” Initiative

Author Affiliations
  • 1Formerly with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
 

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JAMA. 2017;317(9):903-904. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.0436

In 2010, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified 6 focus areas termed Winnable Battles, in which concerted effort could lead to substantial health improvement in a short time.1 Teams selected a limited set of strategies that could enable rapid progress, established ambitious targets, aligned efforts within the CDC, and worked with federal and other partners to leverage each entity’s capacity.

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