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Volume 1, Issue 1
January 2005

Guest Editorial
by John Nelson, MD MPH
President of the AMA

Editor's Introduction
by Linda Chamberlain, PhD MPH

Opportunities for Prevention: Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in the Healthcare Setting

by Ann L. Coker, PhD

Research shows that lifetime exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) has significant short- and long- term health consequences. Concerted efforts toward prevention are needed to identify methods to reduce the impact of IPV on health and to prevent IPV. The focus of this article is the health care response to IPV prevention.
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The USPSTF Recommendation on Intimate Partner Violence: What Can we Learn From It and What Can we Do About It

by Linda Chamberlain, PhD MPH

The third USPSTF concluded that there is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening for IPV in the primary care setting. This thought-provoking article describes the Task Force’s current methods to evaluate preventive practices and develop recommendations, examines the systematic evidence reviews for screening for IPV and several other services that are recommended by the USPSTF, and identifies strategies to address gaps in the evidence and to promote a more equitable assessment of IPV as a preventive practice.
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Federal and State Agencies: News & Views

  • Announcing the NIJ compendium on funded research projects regarding Violence Against Women. More information
  • Information & Resources

  • New CD ROM Available! The relationship of Adverse Childhood Experiences to Adult Health Status. More information
  • Review of FVPF's National Conference on Health Care and Domestic Violence More information
  • The FVPF's Making the Connection: Domestic Violence and Public Health. A Toolkit for Public Health Professionals. More information
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