Health Care

National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence

 The Center offers: 

  • Personalized, expert technical assistance through its toll free phone number, online, via email, fax, postal mail and face-to-face at professional conferences and meetings around the nation.  Place a Technical Assistance Request.
  • 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.
  • Technical tools and materials. 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.  View educational and clinical tools for providers and patients
  • Online access to the Health Material Index
  • A free on-line journal: Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice. This new biennial journal focuses on health, safety and quality of health care for survivors of family violence. To subscribe, go to
  • Models for local, state and national health care and domestic violence policy making.
  • 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.  To learn more, visit
  • A biennial National Conference on Health Care 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.



Toll-free: 888-Rx-ABUSE (792-2873)

TTY: 800-595-4889


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