Domestic violence and healthcare are closely linked. The month of October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and according to a survey of contacts with the National Domestic Violence Hotline (see 2021-10-04_Hotline-HRSA-focus-survey-report), 53% of respondents reported that an abusive partner has also controlled/and or restricted access to healthcare.
HRSA’s Office of Women’s Health and Bureau of Primary Healthcare are working with the Administration of Children and Families and the National Domestic Violence Hotline to address these intersections. Learn more about other HRSA intimate partner violence work or view last year’s webinar, Sheltering in Place, Intimate Partner Violence, and the Healthcare Response.
Thank you for your efforts to bring awareness to this public health issue in your communities.