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National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

The Department of Health was a recipient of a federal Sexual Violence Prevention and Education grant. In 2005 and 2006 the Virgin Islands included the Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Optional Modules on the BRFSS Questionnaire.

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Central Cancer Registry

In 1999, territorial law established the Virgin Islands Central Cancer Registry to collect and analyze data on incident cases diagnosed in the USVI Territory. Data shall be collected through active reporting from hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, free-standing cancer treatment centers, pathology laboratories, nursing homes and, physicians shall report their cases to the Virgin Islands Central Cancer Registry. All other states in the U.S. have similar cancer registries. 

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Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

The Virgin Islands Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (VIDPCP) works to reduce the burden of disease among U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) residents through influencing systems changes and coordination among many stakeholders and partners in the Virgin Islands. The VIDPCP strives to implement public health prevention and control strategies that will improve the quality of diabetes care and education for all Virgin Islanders as well as increase the awareness of diabetes, its symptoms, its complications and its risk factors through a broad range of public health activities.

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Virgin Islands Smoke Free Act

Effective February 10, 2011, the Virgin Islands Smoke-Free Act prohibits smoking in virtually all workplaces, including restaurants and bars. The law reflects the commitment of many in ensuring that workers and the public are protected from secondhand smoke.

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