Building a culture of health: promoting healthy relationships and reducing teen dating violence

J Adolesc Health. 2015 Feb;56(2 Suppl 2):S3-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.11.015.


Our society is faced with an epidemic of partner violence that has far-reaching consequences. As viewed through a public health lens, prevention of teen dating violence can thwart this epidemic from starting and spreading. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health strategy aims to reduce negative outcomes and promotes overall well-being. This supplement affirms our dedication to a Culture of Health by generating an evidence base to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships across the life span.

Keywords: Healthy relationships; Intimate partner violence; Teen dating violence.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent Behavior / psychology*
  • Child Welfare*
  • Crime Victims / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Models, Statistical*
  • Program Evaluation / methods*
  • Violence / prevention & control*
  • Violence / statistics & numerical data*