The National Health Care Standards Campaign Model Practices
The National Health Care Standards Campaign on Family Violence: Model Practices from 15 States summarizes the experiences and outcomes of 15 U.S. states that enacted state-wide public health responses to domestic violence.
Funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the goals of the campaign were to craft new policies and continuous funding sources for clinical responses to domestic violence; develop a set of comprehensive, multi-disciplinary clinical guidelines on domestic violence; confront society’s acceptance of domestic violence and raise awareness by generating small and large scale public health campaigns, and pilot a business case for domestic violence that defends the need for screening and intervention from an ethical and financial perspective that can be used to engage managed care companies, health policy makers, and administrators. Participating states and districts included: Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The 44-page booklet describes these multi-state strategies and outcomes.