Most people spend the end of the year reflecting back on accomplishments or setting goals for the new year—including agents at the CDC.
The agency released its top 5 accomplishments of the year and top 5 goals for next year, according to a press release.
• More than 100,000 smokers quit for life because of Tips from Former Smokers.
• Advanced Molecular Detection helped to quickly deﬁne and stop an outbreak of listeriosis.
• The National Healthcare Safety Network helped more than 12,000 healthcare facilities reduce infections.
• One million babies were born HIV-free over the past 10 years.
• New resources are available to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
The top 5 goals are:
• Increase rates of HPV vaccination.
• Promote the wise use of antibiotics.
• Reduce the risk of prescription opioid deaths while making sure patients have safe, eﬀective pain treatment.
• End polio everywhere.
• Detect, ﬁght and prevent infectious diseases to improve global health and protect health security.