Innovations in Mobile Health to Increase Health Access for Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Survivors

Date: Wednesday April 19, 2023

Time: 10am PT / 11am MT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET 60 min

This webinar will be presented in English with Spanish and ASL interpretation. / Este seminario web se presentará en inglés con interpretación en español.

Description: Community health centers (CHC) are expanding their mobile health programs to increase COVID support, oral health, primary care and behavioral health services. Similarly, domestic violence programs are developing their own programs to support the health of their clients and staff. This webinar will explore the opportunities for these entities to collaborate as they consider utilizing mobile health services and increasing health enrollment.

Survivors of domestic violence/human trafficking have lower access to primary care services because of control and other restrictions placed upon them by abusers. This was exacerbated during COVID; however even before COVID, studies showed that people who had been physically abused by an intimate partner in the past year reported that their partner did not allow them to access health care or interfered with their health care and were significantly more likely to report poorer health compared to people who had not experienced abuse. These statistics reinforce the importance of meeting survivors where they are: in domestic violence programs and other community based orgs. Mobile health may afford some survivors (and their children) access to health care for the first time or in a long time. Expanding partnerships between health center mobile health units and DV programs/CBOs can elevate health enrollment and provide direct health care to survivors and any children in safer and more accessible settings.

Cosponsored by Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation and the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence


  1. Anna Marjavi, (she/her/hers), Director, Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation

  2. Eboni Winford, PhD, MPH, (she/her/hers), Director of Research and Health Equity, National Clinical Training and Consulting Director, Licensed Psychologist and Behavioral Health Consultant, Robert Wood Johnson Interdisciplinary Leaders Fellow, Cohort 6, American Psychological Association Leadership Institute for Women, Participant Cherokee Health Systems

  3. Emily Kulow​, (she/her), Director of Mobile Advocacy and Meaningful Access, Ohio Domestic Violence Network

  4. James G. Comeaux, LCSW, Senior Vice President of Operations, Access Health Louisiana, A Network of Federally Qualified Health Centers

  5. René Redd, (she/her), Supportive Services Program Manager, Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program

For any questions contact Camila Sanchez Tejada at


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