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 for survivors of IPV and human trafficking and to promote prevention. From 2017 to 2021, FUTURES provided training and technical assistance for state/territory leadership teams consisting of leaders from each state/territory’s Primary Care Association, Department of Health/Public Health/Human Services, and Domestic Violence Coalition. Participating Project Catalyst states/territories included: Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Ohio.
Each state/territory worked closely with 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.
Project Catalyst was preceded by Improving Health Outcomes through Violence Prevention, which worked with 10 community health centers in partnership with local DV programs.
FUTURES developed two Training of Trainers curricula for Project Catalyst, which are available to the public and can be adapted: