The National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence


Save the Date: April 27-30, 2021 Virtual NCHDV!

Due to COVID-19 , the 2020 Conference has been rescheduled and reworked to be a virtual conference. Conference activities will be held between April 27-30, 2021. We will be announcing details shortly. Presenters selected to present at the 2020 event are invited back to present in April.

Hosted by the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence, the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence (NCHDV), focuses on the intersections of health and domestic, sexual, and intimate violence. This event highlights the latest research and promising community, clinical, advocacy and public health practices to advance the health care system’s response to domestic and sexual violence, bringing together the field’s leading medical, public health, and domestic violence experts from across the United States and the world.

Over 1,100 leaders in the field joined us at the 2017 Conference in San Francisco, CA on September 26th-28th 2017, to share their work and learn about the intersecting issues of health and violence. The Conference hosted plenary speakers to discuss the connections between gender-based violence, migration, health access, anti-racism work, and community-based solutions to childhood trauma.

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Rescheduled NCHDV

To prioritize the health of attendees, speakers, hotel staff, and all of our families and communities, the April 2020 NCHDV was postponed to April 27-30, 2021.

For those registered to the 2020 NCHDV: Your registration will automatically be carried over to our new dates of April 27-30, 2021 and you will have an opportunity to update any of your contact/affiliation information if it changes in the interim.

If you need to cancel your registration at this time, you will receive a full refund minus a 3% processing fee (this fee is to partially cover the cost of registration and refund processing in place by the registration software company – if this fee presents a personal financial hardship please contact us via email!). Cvent will issue the refund back to your card and it may take up to 14 days to appear on your statement. If you paid by check, you will be refunded by check. Click here to cancel.

We will offer a full refund, minus a 3% processing fee, through January 31st, 2021.

Conference Goal

The goal of the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence is to advance the field of healthcare’s response to domestic violence. This goal is achieved through:

1. Impact and Partnership in the Field of Health and DV

Creating opportunities to foster relationships, engage in reflection, and advance collective strategies. Offering programming that leaves participants feeling inspired, connected, challenged,
renewed, and activated.

2. Latest Health Findings and Promising Practices

Highlighting the most recent promising practices and innovative partnership approaches that address or examine:

  • The ways in which domestic/sexual violence impacts individual and community health and well-being.
  • Connections between domestic/sexual violence, other forms of violence, and systems that perpetuate harm and oppression.
  • Shared community-based, social justice, and public health solutions and prevention approaches.

3. Innovative Research

Featuring new research about risk and protective factors, physical/mental health effects of violence, health and advocacy-based innovations, and prevention; and partnerships between health management systems, providers, public health and Medicaid programs, legal systems, social service agencies, and domestic violence advocates.

4. Prevention and Intervention

Featuring health and domestic violence policy strategies that support improved health and public health responses to violence and prevention. Emphasizing prevention and intervention strategies relevant to diverse cultures, races, classes, ethnicity, religions, physical abilities, ages, genders, sexual identities, geographic settings and communities.

Co-Chair Agencies

Futures Without Violence is honored to partner with over 40 co-chair partners in order to bring the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence to life. Funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program through the Administration for Children and Families at the US Department of Health and Human Services, this Conference brings together leaders in the field of health and domestic and sexual violence prevention.

  • Academy on Violence and Abuse
  • AIDS United
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Medical Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
  • Apna Ghar
  • Bloomberg American Health Initiative
  • California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network
  • Cure Violence
  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
  • HEAL Trafficking, Inc.
  • Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • National Association of Community Health Centers
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
  • National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
  • National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
  • National Network for Hospital Based Violence Intervention, a Project of Community Partners
  • National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
  • Pan American Health Organization
  • Partners HealthCare
  • Positive Women’s Network
  • Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Swedish Covenant Health
  • World Health Organization

Participating Federal Agencies

  • Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Administration for Children and Families
  • Office of Women’s Health, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Office on Women’s Health
  • Indian Health Service
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


The 2021 NCHDV is sponsored by The Allstate Foundation

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