Intimate Partner Violence, Homelessness, and Behavioral Health: A Toolkit for Health Centers

Developed in collaboration with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, the following toolkit is intended to assist health centers and community-based programs in addressing the intersection of IPV and homelessness in four domains: Foundations of intersectional practice Provider self- and team-care Guidance on clinical conversations Community partnerships Download here RELATED RESOURCES Related Learning […]

Addressing IPV and Exploitation in Health Centers (CUES Infographic)

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 and DV/SA advocacy programs are natural partners given […]

Increasing Capacity to Address Health, Justice, & Equity Through Partnerships: A Guide to Help Health Centers, Domestic Violence Programs, & Civil Legal Aid Organizations Address & Prevent Intimate Partner Violence, Human Trafficking, & Exploitation

Supporting the millions of survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence (IPV), human trafficking (HT), and exploitation (E), requires an intentional and immediate shift away from professional silos and towards multidisclipinary, collaborative health, justice, and equity approaches. Through partnerships, health centers, domestic violence (DV) programs or agencies, and civil legal aid organizations can more effectively leverage their […]

Healing Centered Approaches to Screen and Intervene for Social Determinants of Health Including Intimate Partner Violence (A Paper)

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Human Trafficking (HT) and Exploitation are key social determinants of health and significantly exacerbate other social determinants – contributing to homelessness, job and food insecurity, social connectedness and poor mental and behavioral health. As health centers consider SDOH and health equity strategies – there’s opportunity to integrate support for their patients/clients […]

Quality Assessment / Quality Improvement Tool

This Quality Assessment/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) tool is intended to provide community health centers with guiding questions to assess quality of care related to promotion of healthy relationships and intervention related to intimate partner violence (IPV), human trafficking (HT), and exploitation (E) within their health care delivery. The information is to be used as a benchmark […]

Increasing Health Care Enrollment for Survivors of Domestic Violence

People who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) have unique health care needs, making insurance that covers comprehensive medical and behavioral health benefits all the more critical. Community health centers play an important role in helping survivors enroll in coverage and receive quality primary health and oral health care services. A special enrollment period for […]

Privacy Principles for Protecting Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, Exploitation and Human Trafficking in Healthcare Settings

Description: Health information technology (HIT) is a crucial tool for healthcare systems to coordinate care for patients, yet there are privacy concerns unique to people who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) and exploitation. With potential impact to a patient’s care utilization and engagement, this is not just an issue of privacy but also one of […]

Sample Health Center Protocol

Description:  The protocol purpose is to prevent exploitation, human trafficking, domestic violence, and intimate partner violence by helping patients have healthy relationships and promote their health as workers. This will occur through universal education about healthy relationships and fair labor practices for the prevention of abuse, violence, and exploitation. The protocol will enable the health […]

Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking: How Health Centers Can Respond During COVID-19

View original blog post on NACHC’s website here. AUTHORS: Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, Asian Health Services, and Anna Marjavi, Futures Without Violence “Thank you!” Often, we hear these words from patients when we prescribe medicines that help with their illnesses. Or when we assist with appointments to specialists, for a procedure patients require, or when we help to […]

New Learning Collaboratives for Health Centers: Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

View original blog post on NACHC’s website here. Authors: Anisa Ali, MA, Futures Without Violence; Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, Asian Health Services Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month? We are 100% certain that every single health center cares for people who have been affected by domestic violence. Domestic violence is common: […]