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About 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date have also been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence. You can help by encouraging schools, community-based organizations, parents, and teens to come together to prevent teen dating violence.…

February 22, 2018 | 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

Join us on Thursday, February 22 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a Progress Review webinar featuring 2 Healthy People 2020 topic areas:

Hearing and Other Sensory or Communication Disorders Vision

You’ll also learn how the University of Arizona is developing a community‐based health education and support program for adults with hearing loss and their families.…

From Healthy People 2020 Stories from the Field, a series highlighting communities across the Nation that are addressing the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs).

Prescription opioids continue to factor significantly in the epidemic of deaths from opioid overdose in the United States. In 2016, more than 46 people died each day from overdoses involving prescription opioids.…