DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Exploring the Relationship between Domestic Violence and Chronic Health Conditions

I mentioned the MORE article in a recent Since Last We Spoke post, but yesterday, the survey they featured exploring the relationship between domestic violence and chronic health conditions was formally discussed at a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by the magazine and the Verizon Foundation. As part of that briefing they also released a really nice executive summary of the study results (PDF). Trying to make a case to your hospital that your program should be responding to more than just sexual assault patients? Or are you trying to make the case to your organization’s administration or your funders that DV is a public health issue? Add this to your supporting documents. (You can also check out a report on the study by MSNBC here.)