National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence

National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence

For more than a decade, the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence has supported health care practitioners, administrators and systems, domestic violence experts, survivors, and policy makers at all levels as they improve health care’s response to domestic violence.  The Center is funded by a grant from the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Family & Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is a member of the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN).

We do not provide crisis services. If you are in an abusive relationship and need assistance, please call the toll-free National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

 The Center offers: 
  • Personalized, expert technical assistance via email, fax, phone, internet, postal mail and face-to-face at professional conferences and meetings around the nation.  Contact us at health@futureswithoutviolence.org or call 415-678-5500. 
  • Free, downloadable health care information folios focusing on various specialties, populations and key issues. These include fact sheets, model programs and strategies, bibliographies and protocols.
  • Educational and clinical tools for providers and patients. These include: clinical practice recommendations for adult and child health settings; an electronic business case tool for health institutions seeking to create comprehensive domestic violence programs; papers on health privacy principles that protect victims, coding and documentation strategies, and more; screening and response training videos; comprehensive resource and training manuals; clinical reference tools; and patient and public education materials. 
  • A free E-Bulletin highlighting innovative and emerging practices in addition to well-documented and rigorously evaluated interventions.
  • Models for local, state and national health care and domestic violence policy making.
  • A free webinar series with expert presenters, and cutting edge topics.
  • Tools, strategies and personalized assistance to help health care professionals and advocates join the annual Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness about abuse among health care professionals and the public.   
  • A biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence – a scientific meeting at which health, medical and domestic violence experts and leaders explore the latest health research and programmatic responses to domestic violence.
  • An online toolkit for health care providers and DV advocates to prepare a clinical practice to address domestic and sexual violence, including screening instruments, sample scripts for providers, patient and provider educational resources.
  • Online access to the Health Material Index.
Programs & Campaigns:

 Contact us: 

  • Email: health@futureswithoutviolence.org
  • Phone: (415) 678-5500
  • Fax: (415) 529-2930
  • Mail:
    Futures Without Violence
    Attn: National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
    100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio
    San Francisco, CA 94129
 

Did you know? 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
One in four U.S. women report experiencing physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime. Intimate partner violence can directly impact a woman’s reproductive and sexual health—increasing risk for unintended pregnancies and abortions, miscarriage, and HIV/AIDS infection. To learn more about how sexual assault impacts women’s reproductive health, see Impact of IPV on Women’s Health and IPV and Family Planning, Birth Control Sabotage, Pregnancy Pressure, and Unintended Pregnancy from Making the Connection: Intimate Partner Violence and Public Health, and The Facts on Reproductive Health and Partner Abuse.

For more information about Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, visit:

National Sexual Violence Resource Center: www.nsvrc.org

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): www.rainn.org


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