IPV Screening and Counseling Toolkit
Puzzled by all the details in new health care laws that benefit millions of women and girls? We’re here to help.
As of August 1, 2012, the Affordable Care Act ensures that select U.S. health plans will now cover annual screening and counseling for lifetime exposure to domestic and interpersonal violence (IPV) as a core women’s preventive health benefit.
- To see the DHHS announcement, click here.
If providers are trained on how to identify and help patients in collaboration with domestic violence advocates, the potential for positive change is enormous.
Futures Without Violence’s National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence has been supported by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families for 16 years. In that time, we have created resources to help providers identify and support women and girls experiencing IPV. We know that health providers and advocates have limited time to develop the tools to help integrate screening and counseling into their practice, and this toolkit provides resources that can help.
The Toolkit offers providers, health plan administrators, domestic violence advocates and others, tools to implement the guidelines and identify and support patients facing abuse.
To learn more, click on any of the chapters in the right-hand toolbar.
Definition of Domestic and Interpersonal Violence.
Definition of IPV Screening and Counseling.