Domestic violence and health care 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, 53% of respondents reported that an abusive partner has also controlled/and or restricted access to health care.
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. Visit the linked text to learn about other HRSA intimate partner violence work or view last year’s webinar, Sheltering in Place, Intimate Partner Violence, and the Healthcare Response.
HRSA IEA is appreciative of your efforts to bring awareness to this public health issue in your communities. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions, concerns, or requests for support and engagement.