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CDC Funding Available- Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On February 28, 2011 (EST)

On February 18, 2011, CDC released RFA-CE 11-1103, Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships. Through a competitive process, up to four local, city, or county health departments will receive funding to implement the comprehensive teen dating violence prevention initiative.

Teen dating violence is a growing public health issue. One in 10 teens reported being hit or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend at least once in the past 12 months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s Division of Violence Prevention is working to strengthen and broaden the understanding of what works to prevent teen dating violence.

This new initiative—Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships—promotes respectful, nonviolent dating relationships among youth in high-risk, urban communities. By developing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive approach utilizing current evidence-based practice and experience, the initiative aims to reduce teen dating violence. The initiative seeks to empower and equip local health departments to implement and evaluate cohesive prevention strategies in schools, families, and neighborhoods, in addition to establishing a sustainable system to monitor TDV in the communities.

The funding opportunity announcement can be found at:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ? 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333 ? 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)

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