National Public Health Week: Creating the Healthiest State: For science. For action. For health.
Today is the second day of National Public Health Week, a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health.
Tuesday: Violence Prevention
The Virginia Department of Health provides many resources about preventing many kinds of violence in our communities. Resources include
- Youth Violence and Bullying Prevention Information
- The Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention program coordinates a statewide effort to prevent rape, sexual domestic violence, and dating violence.
- Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-838-8238
- The LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Helpline: 1-800-356-6998.
- Men Ending Violence is to invite men to participate in efforts to reduce sexual violence.
April is also Child Abuse Prevention Month.
View our Toolkit for more information about National Public Health Week.