The National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence


First Virtual!
National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

April 27-30, 2021

Hosted by the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence, the 9th National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence (NCHDV) and first virtual conference, focused on the intersections of health and domestic, sexual, and intimate violence. This event highlighted 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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Conference Goals

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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