October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In 2017, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) launched its Strategy to Address Intimate Partner Violence, with targets and projects that involve each of the agency’s bureaus and offices.  This month, HRSA’s Office of Women’s Health released the first progress report for that initiative, describing its achievements between 2017 and 2018.  Victims in rural areas may be reluctant to report intimate partner violent abuse, and unaddressed abuse has an impact that goes beyond the individual and into communities.