Women Are Sacred: American Indian/Alaska Native Safety Card
The American Indian/Alaska Native Women’s Health Safety Card was developed in partnership with the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. The card aims to help women recognize healthy and unhealthy relationship dynamics and identify how their relationship may impact their health, as well as their children. The card lists specific health issues that may be the result of chronic stress from an abusive relationship; offers suggestions to improve health and safety outcomes; and describes typical services provided by domestic violence/sexual assault advocacy programs. The backside of the card refers people to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and hotlines for sexual assault and child abuse. This card may be given to patients routinely following a provider’s DV/SA screen; distributed at health fairs or community outreach events; and is also effective when stocked in private areas like bathrooms and exam rooms. This 4-panel double sided tool folds up to the size of a business card (3.5″ x 2″).