Blog | Thursday, December 19, 2013

QD: News Every Day--CDC announces priorities for 2014

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.

Accomplishments include:
• 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.