The National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse (NHCVA) is comprised of more than 30 national professional health associations, dedicated to reducing and addressing the health consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) and abuse. Learn more about NHCVA and view a list of member associations. NHCVA offers free resources and  webinars featuring experts on key topics in health and domestic/sexual violence. For more information, please contact us.

Recent Journal Articles:

The Journal of Women’s Health January issue has a special section on intimate partner violence, with free downloads until March. Please see the link to the full issue: http://online.liebertpub.com/toc/jwh/24/1

Please also note the articles co-authored by NHCVA members and chairs:

Coordinated Public Health Initiatives to Address Violence Against Women and Adolescents

Integrating IPV Assessment and Intervention into Healthcare in the U.S.: A Systems Approach

Intimate Partner Violence and Its Health Impact on Disproportionately Affected Populations, Including Minorities and Impoverished Groups

Screening and Counseling for Intimate Partner Violence: A Vision for the Future

Upcoming Events:

2015 NHCVA Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill–March 18, 2015. Please stay tuned for more information.

NHCVA also held a congressional briefing in 2014. Last year’s briefing highlighted opportunities in health care to reduce domestic and dating violence and adverse childhood experiences (ACE), and new technology (apps) that promote safe and healthy relationships. Current health policy recommendations were also highlighted.

Speakers included:

• Howard Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Richard Krugman, MD, Vice Chancellor for the Office of Health Affairs, University of Colorado Denver
• Deb Levine, MA, Executive Director and Founder, Youth + Tech + Health
• Diana Cheng, MD, Project Connect Maryland; Medical Director, Women’s Health, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
• Moderator: Brigid McCaw, MD, MPH, Family Violence Prevention Program, Kaiser Permanente; Chair, National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse

Recent Webinar:

Thank you for joining our webinar on January 26th, 2015:

Campus Sexual Assault: What Clinicians Need to Know

10:00-11:30am PDT/ 11:00-12:30pm MDT/ 12:00-1:30pm CDT/ 1:00-2:30pm EDT


Sexual violence on college campuses is far too common a problem. The purpose of this webinar is to raise awareness about the issue and to discuss effective strategies for violence prevention and victim support. This webinar is intended to provide guidance for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, medical doctors, and other clinicians who work with young adults.

To listen to the recording and access the slides, please visit this page.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the prevalence of sexual violence on campuses and identify barriers to services
  • Discuss the role of alcohol in campus sexual assault
  • Discuss how to engage healthcare providers in effective responses to sexual assault
  • Discuss comprehensive approaches to sexual violence prevention

Featured Speakers:

  • Antonia Abbey, PhD, MA Professor & Area Chair of Cognitive, Developmental and Social Psychology, Wayne State University
  • Tricia Bent-Goodley, PhD, MSW, LICSW Professor & Director, Howard University School of Social Work
  • Annie Lewis-O’Connor, PhD, NP-BC, MPH Nurse Scientist and Director, Partners Healthcare
  • Lynn Rosenthal, BASW White House Advisor on Violence Against Women

Continuing Medical Education: Physicians (MD or DO only):

Futures Without Violence’s National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Futures Without Violence designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. For more information about receiving CME credits, visit: http://nhcva.org

Instructions for receiving CME credits:

  1. Register for the webinar.
  2. Login to join the live webinar on January 26, 2015. Your login and log out times will be automatically recorded by the online webinar system.
  3. Complete the online evaluation form in its entirety by January 26, 2015 (the link will be provided at the end of the webinar).

Certificates of Completion: Futures Without Violence can issue certificates of completion upon request.

Cost of Activity:
There is no cost to receive credit or to participate in this webinar.

Commercial Support:
This activity received no commercial support.

Conflict of Interest Declaration: 
A Conflict of Interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to effect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship. The planners and presenters of this continuing education activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity.

System Requirements:

Privacy and Confidentiality:
All personal information will remain confidential. We do not rent, sell or trade our mailing lists. Name, email and other information provided by a participant will be used appropriately to provide information on related activities including upcoming webinars and other events.

Questions? Please contact Anisa Ali aali@futureswithoutviolence.org.

2015 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

The 7th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence hosted by Futures Without Violence aims to advance the health care system’s response to domestic violence. The conference will take place in Washington, DC in March 2015!

Please visit the conference website for more information: https://www.creativegroupinc.com/nchdv


  • IRS Guidelines: Hardship exemption for women who have experienced domestic violence
    • Click here to view the rules on the Special Enrollment Periods for women who have experienced DV.


Comments are closed.