Tools for Advocates
Just as health care providers have a unique opportunity to support survivors and prevent violence, domestic and sexual violence (DSV) advocates play an important role in the health and well-being of their clients. There are many ways that advocates can bring health into conversations around safety and self-determination in order to promote better short and long term health outcomes for survivors. Future’s Without Violence’s National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence (HRC) offers several tools for advocacy programs working to incorporate health and forge partnerships with health care providers.
Visit our online toolkit IPVhealth.org to learn more about about
- partnering with healthcare,
- promoting survivor and employee health and wellness in DV agencies,
- and resources for many different communities and settings.
Tools for Advocates:
- DV Advocates Guide for Partnering with Health Care
- Integrating Health Services into Domestic Violence Programs: A tool for advocates
- Voices from Our Movement: Ending racism and oppression as the heart of our anti-violence movement
- Survivor Brochure: A Health Care Guide for Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence
- Enrollment in healthcare coverage and health access for DV survivors
- Quality Assessment/Quality Improvement Tool for Domestic Violence Programs
- Why Advocates Should Get to Know Their State Medicaid Directors
State domestic and sexual violence coalitions are invited to join our Coalition Working Group on Health!
View our series of educational videos that can be used for training both health care providers and advocates:
In addition to the numerous resources and online toolkit from the Health Resource Center, Futures Without Violence continues to work with many partners to forge strong relationships between health care and DSV advocacy through various initiatives. Learn more about: