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Violence is a serious public health problem in the United States. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life. In 2010, over 16,250 people were victims of homicide and over 38,360 took their own life.
The number of violent deaths tells only part of the story. Many more survive violence and are left with permanent physical and emotional scars. Violence also erodes communities by reducing productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services.
CDC is committed to stopping violence before it begins.
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Understanding Evidence is a new, interactive web resource developed by CDC's Division of Violence Prevention that supports public health practitioners in making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention.
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Dating Matters™: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships employs a comprehensive approach to violence prevention at each level of the social ecology. Teen dating violence is a preventable public health problem. It requires a coordinated and comprehensive community response to stop it before it starts.
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