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CDC will continue to carry out a
range of activities to improve the nation's health, including: conducting research
about underlying health behaviors and problems; developing, testing, and applying
interventions; and tracking changes in health status over time. High priority health
promotion topic areas to be undertaken or expanded by CDC include reducing tobacco
use; increasing physical activity, reducing obesity, and providing practical guidance
to the public about the influence of dietary patterns on health outcomes; promoting
and improving the quality of life of older adults; and assuring the developmental
well-being of children.