Advancing Health Equity: Increasing Access  to Care for IPV and Exploitation Survivors

This learning collaborative will be presented in English with Spanish interpretation. / Este aprendizaje colaborativo se presentará en inglés con interpretación en español.

Description: Achieving health equity for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) and human trafficking/exploitation (HT/E) begins with opportunities both at the health center (HC) level and through their community-based partnerships. The goal is to decrease barriers to care by increasing health enrollment and safety support. HCs can focus on systems change to disrupt the cycle of violence, including by developing partnerships, creating clinical workflows that utilize an evidence-based “CUES” intervention (Confidentiality, Universal Education and Empowerment, and Support), and optimizing health IT tools and UDS data collection measures. We will explore the health impact of IPV, labor trafficking/E including on farmworkers, youth and rural communities. This 4-session learning collaborative will review these system changes and best practices to advance health equity for survivors of IPV/HT/E.

Learning Objectives: 

As a result of this Learning Collaborative, participants will be better able to:

1. Identify barriers to achieving health equity for survivors of IPV/HT/E, in terms of health disparities/impacts and barriers to accessing systems of care and protection.

2. Name key collaborators within the community who may be organizational partners to support patients who are vulnerable to, or affected by IPV/HT/E, and utilize tools to develop effective partnerships.

3. List three tools that can be used within clinical operations, and to develop clinical workflows, which will support patients and staff who may have had experiences of IPV/HT/E for themselves or their family/community.

Session Descriptions and Times:

Sessions will go from January 24, 2024 to February 14, 2024. All sessions will be on a Wednesday at 8am HST/10 am PST/11pmMST/12pm CST/1pm EST for 60 minutes.

Session 1: Introduction to IPV/HT/E and promising practices from a collaborating HC and community-based domestic violence program. January 24, 2024.

Session 2: The health impact of IPV/HT/E and an introduction to the evidence-based CUES intervention, and documentation including EHR principles for patient privacy/safety/confidentiality. January 31, 2024. 

Session 3: Partnerships between HCs and DVPs and recommendations for HC staff from a FUTURES Survivor Cohort Leader, including reflections on the CUES approach. February 7, 2024 

Session 4: Implementation, key resources and a featured speaker from the Puerto Rico Primary Care Association on how to leverage existing relationships and structures to support survivors experiencing IPV/HT/E. February 14, 2024.


  • Anna Marjavi, (she/her) Director, Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation, Futures Without Violence 
  • Camila Sanchez Tejada, (she/her) Program Specialist, Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation, Futures Without Violence
  • Erica Monasterio, MN, FNP-BC-retired, (she/her) Consultant, Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation, Futures Without Violence 
  • Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, (she/her), Family Physician, Director of Human Trafficking and Healthcare Policy, Asian Health Services

Guest Speakers:

Frances González, (she/her/ella), Asociación de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Ariel C. Malec, QP, CA, SHRM-CP (she/her), Director of Client Services OASIS, Inc. (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter)

Jeanie Futrelle, (she/her), Executive Director, OASIS, Inc. (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter)

Mona Muro, MSW (she/her), Survivor-advocate, public health and economic justice thought partner, values-rooted policy maker

Deadline to Apply: Friday, December 15, 2023 – midnight at your local time zone.

Notes: If you need any accommodations to best support your participation, let us know on the registration page by December 15, 2023. 

We encourage all health centers and organizations to identify one staff member as the main applicant and submit one application per site. You may add multiple colleagues to this application.

If you have any questions please send an email to Camila Sanchez Tejada, at 

Applications for this learning collaborative are now closed.