The nation's lead public health agency released an unconventional report card on itself Thursday, rating its work in selected areas pretty good but needs improvement.
The report card comes about three years after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took the unusual step of elevating a handful of problems
above dozens of others. The CDC called the selected problems "winnable battles," and concentrated most of its uncommitted funding to fighting them.
Thursday's report is a self-assessment of how the war is going. CDC officials say they're mostly pleased. Others applaud the agency but note that the agency could have selected some other important _ and more controversial _ targets.
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