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Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation

National Health Network has been renamed Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation. Please visit our new website for upcoming events and resources: https://healthpartnersipve.org/

Since July 2020, Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) has operated Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation with funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS). Our evaluation partner is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Health Partners on IPV & Exploitation works with community health centers to support those at risk of experiencing or surviving intimate partner violence (IPV) or human trafficking (HT) and to bolster prevention efforts. FUTURES is part of a cohort of twenty other National Training and Technical Assistance Partners (NTTAPs) funded to address the operational, clinical, access, and technology needs of health centers.

Health Partners on IPV & Exploitation offers health centers training on trauma-informed services, building partnerships, policy development, and the integration of processes designed to promote prevention and increase the identification and referral to supportive services for individuals at risk for, experiencing, or surviving IPV and HT.

About Community Health Centers

HRSA-funded health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver affordable, accessible, quality, and cost-effective primary health care to medically underserved communities and vulnerable populations, including high-need urban, rural, and frontier communities across the country. Health centers serve 1 in 5 people living in rural communities, and 1 in 11 people nationwide. More than 91% of health center patients are individuals or families living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and nearly 63% are racial or ethnic minorities.  More info.

Project History

The Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Administration on Children & Families, U.S. DHHS has funded FUTURES to operate the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence since 1996. Between 2015-2021 FUTURES collaborated with the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, the HRSA Office on Women’s Health, and HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care to develop models for community health centers working in partnership with community-based domestic violence programs. This was initiated in 2015 with the Improving Health Outcomes through Violence Prevention national pilot project, which engaged 10 community health centers partnering with community-based domestic violence programs. Promising practices and tools were captured in the online toolkit:  www.IPVHealthPartners.org The model was then scaled up to engage state/territory domestic violence coalitions, primary care associations, and departments of health/public health and with three phases of Project Catalyst: Project Catalyst Phase 1, Project Catalyst Phase 2 and Project Catalyst Phase 3  that ended September, 2021. Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation now expands upon this work by offering T/TA to health centers nationally as an NTTAP.

To learn more:

  • Visit the Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation website www.HealthPartnersIPVE.org
  • Visit www.IPVHealthPartners.org, an online toolkit for building partnerships between community health centers and domestic violence programs to support survivor health.