Project Catalyst: State-Wide Transformation on Health, IPV, and Human Trafficking

Futures Without Violence is working with 3 states participating in “Project Catalyst III: State-Wide Transformation on Health, IPV, and Human Trafficking, from December 1, 2019-September 30, 2020. This marks the fifth phase of a project focused on fostering intimate partner violence (IPV), human trafficking, and health leadership and collaboration at the U.S. state level to improve the health and safety outcomes for survivors of IPV and human trafficking and to promote prevention. Three leadership teams from Georgia, Minnesota, and Ohio consist of leaders from each state’s Primary Care Association, Department of Health/Public Health, and Domestic Violence Coalition working to:

  • promote state-level policy and systems changes that support an integrated and improved response to IPV and human trafficking in community health centers and to other needed services in domestic violence programs.
  • offer training and technical assistance to five community health centers and five domestic violence programs (in each state) that will partner with one another on trauma-informed practice transformation.
  • implement a vision and strategy to promote policies and practices that support ongoing integration of the IPV and human trafficking response into health care delivery state-wide, and significant inroads into implementation of an action plan to train and engage at least 50 percent of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded health centers by the end of the project period.

Project Catalyst Phase III Kickoff Meeting, January 16-17, 2020 in San Francisco, CA

State Leadership Teams include:

Project Catalyst Phase III was preceded by Project Catalyst Phase I and Project Catalyst Phase II, which consisted of 8 state/territory leadership teams in total. Prior to that, FUTURES provided technical assistance for the Improving Health Outcomes through Violence Prevention.

Support for Project Catalyst from the ACF Family & Youth Services Bureau, the HRSA Office on Women’s Health, and the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care

This project is supported through a collaboration of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) partners, including the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Family and Youth Services Bureau, the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care, and the HRSA Office of Women’s Health. Technical assistance and training is provided by FUTURES, along with an evaluation conducted by the University of Pittsburgh.