Adolescent Health

Adolescent Health Nearly 1 in 11 female and approximately 1 in 14 male high school students report having experienced physical dating violence in the last year. In order to prevent violence from occurring in the first place, Health Partners invests in prevention strategies that promote healthy relationships among teens and young adults. Adolescents, especially LGBTQIA+ […]

Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology Utilizing health information technology safely and effectively is an important piece of supporting the health center efforts to address and prevent IPV, HT, and exploitation. It is also critical to maintain confidentiality and ensure privacy of data to promote the safety of survivors, while also informing patients how health information will be […]

LGBTQIA+ Health

LGBTQIA+ Health Because queer and trans people experience violence at similar, and in some instances higher, rates as heterosexual people, it is critical that health care and other providers ensure that their practice is culturally inclusive for queer and trans people and that they are talking to all of their patients about the effects that […]

Farmworker Health

Farmworker Health In addition to experiencing IPV, migrant and seasonal agricultural workers may encounter additional disparities and barriers to care that make prevention and supports more complex. Community health centers, in collaboration with community based domestic violence prevention programs can play an important role in addressing these barriers, promoting prevention, and providing a bridge to […]

State-wide Work for Building Health Center and DV Program Partnerships

State-wide Work for Building Health Center and DV Program Partnerships Through Project Catalyst: State-Wide Transformation on Health, IPV, and Human Trafficking, Futures Without Violence partnered with several states and one territory to foster IPV, human trafficking, and health leadership and collaboration at the U.S. state and territory level to improve the health and safety outcomes […]

Homelessness

Homelessness Domestic violence is one of the leading causes of homelessness for women and children. According to a 2010 report from the National Center for Children in Poverty, “among mothers with children experiencing homelessness, more than 80 percent had previously experienced domestic violence.” Additionally, LGBTQ youth disproportionately experience homelessness or housing insecurity and often become […]

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse One in ten older adults report being abused, neglected or exploited by someone they know, such as a spouse, partner, family member, or caregiver. Yet, many victims aren’t connected with social services or other avenues of support that can help them. IPV in later life is often undetected by healthcare providers, in part […]

Addressing IPV and Exploitation in Health Centers

Addressing IPV and Exploitation in Health Centers Health centers are key to violence prevention, and Health Partners works to build their capacity through learning collaboratives, national webinars, and training materials to implement our evidence-based “CUES” intervention, support systems change, increase staff capacity, and build partnerships with domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) programs. Health centers […]