State-Wide Work For Building Health Center And DV Program Partnerships
Project Catalyst: State-Wide Transformation on Health, IPV, and Human Trafficking was a four year initiative funded through a collaboration of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) partners, including the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Family and Youth Services Bureau, the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care, and the HRSA Office of Women’s Health. Technical assistance and training was provided by Futures Without Violence (FUTURES), along with an evaluation conducted by the University of Pittsburgh. Project Catalyst engaged more than 1,000 professionals across 10 states and 4 Pacific Islands. The goal was to support health and safety outcomes for survivors of violence who access health centers (HC) and community based domestic violence (DV) programs through the leadership of state/territory partners.
Each state/territory leadership team worked closely with at least five health center and DV program partnerships in their state/territory, providing training and technical assistance to support a coordinated response to IPV and human trafficking, bolster prevention efforts, and support survivor health in community health centers and DV program partnerships.
Across three phases, Project Catalyst’s 96 demonstration sites (HCs and partnering DV programs) trained:
45 Domestic Violence Programs/Community Based Organizations
377 Domestic Violence Programs/Community Based Organization Staff
51 Community Health Centers
1,068 Community Health Center Staff
Project Catalyst had tremendous impacts and can be replicated and implemented in any state/territory or local community. See these key resources and tools to adapt the Catalyst model in new states and territories:
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