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What is Public Health?: Public Health Achievements

Ten Great Public Health Achievements -- Worldwide

Ten Great Public Health Achievements --- Worldwide, 2001-2010

  • Reductions in Child Mortality
  • Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  • Access to Safe Water and Sanitation
  • Malaria Prevention and Control
  • Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS
  • Tuberculosis Control
  • Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Tobacco Control
  • Increased Awareness and Response for Improving Global Road Safety
  • Improved Preparedness and Response to Global Health Threats

— From CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, June 24, 2011.

Ten Great Public Health Achievements -- United States

Ten Great Public Health Achievements -- United States, 2001-2010

  • Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  • Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases
  • Tobacco Control
  • Maternal and Infant Health
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • Occupational Safety
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • Public Health Preparedness and Response

— From CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, May 20, 2011.