Futures Without Violence Hosts 8th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence


The conference attracts the nation’s leading medical, public health, and family violence experts from across the U.S. and internationally

SAN FRANCISCO – September 25, 2017 – Domestic violence victims who talk to their health care providers are 2.6 times more likely to exit an abusive relationship, which demonstrates how critical a role providers play in violence prevention. This convergence of health care and preventing violence will be the central focus at Futures Without Violence’s (FUTURES) 8th biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence (NCHDV) Sept. 26-28 in San Francisco.

The opening session of the conference will feature an especially timely keynote speaker, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, who was one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act. Playwright, actress, and poet Sarah Jones will perform on one day of the conference, and political analyst, writer, and survivor Zerlina Maxwell will share her story as one of the conference’s featured speakers.

More than 1,200 attendees, 350 speakers, and 75 workshops will explore the long-term health impacts related to victims, children, perpetrators, and communities affected by domestic violence.

“The goal of this event is to advance the field of health care’s response to domestic violence,” said Lisa James, FUTURES’ Director of Health. “This is a critical time for our nation’s health care policies and programs, and we want to showcase prevention and intervention strategies that can reach diverse cultures, classes, physical abilities, genders, sexual identities, and geographic settings.”

The conference will highlight the latest research and most innovative clinical responses to domestic violence, with a focus on the work being done by physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, nurse midwives, mental and behavioral health providers, social workers, domestic violence experts, researchers and others.

For more information on NCHDV, visit nchdv.org.



Futures Without Violence is a national health and social justice nonprofit that develops groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns to empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children. Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, we train professionals such as doctors, nurses, judges, educators and athletic coaches on improving responses to violence and trauma. We also work with advocates, policymakers, and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships. For more information, visit www.futureswithoutviolence.org.