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CDC gives itself mixed grades
Monterey Herald

About three years ago, the nation’s top public health agency picked its battles. Now, it’s issuing its own report card on reaching those goals: Pretty good but needs improvement.

The seven “winnable battles” singled out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set goals for 2015, such as cutting adult smoking to 17 percent and pushing childhood obesity down to about 15 percent.

The agency released its first progress report Thursday, and CDC officials said they’re mostly pleased.

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