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.


The Collaborative recently attended an annual in-person meeting at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Total Health in Washington, DC. To learn more view the blog post on The Center for Total Health’s website.

Congress Health Reform Priorities Letter

Select representatives of the Collaborative have sent the above letter in an effort to urge caution as Congress considers repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Access to health care is especially critical for populations experiencing violence and abuse. Repealing the ACA would affect millions of Americans nationwide. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians submitted this letter urging caution during any effort to repeal or replace the ACA.

Recent Webinar:

Title: Trauma-Informed Care of Immigrant and Refugee Children

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the effects of trauma on immigrant children
  2. Discuss mental health screening of immigrant children
  3. Discuss strengths based approaches to build resilience and heal trauma
  4. Learn how to utilize the medical home/care coordination models to more effectively meet the unique needs of immigrant children and families.

View the recording here.

Download the slides here.


Recent Webinar:

New Public Health Strategies for Violence Prevention

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Watch the recording: http://futureswithoutviolence.adobeconnect.com/p4ncnvpm1od/ 

Download the presentation slides here

Resources mentioned in the webinar discussion:

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe how violence prevention can be integrated into efforts to address social determinants of
  2.  Incorporate both risk (trauma exposure) and resiliency (safeness) into violence prevention planning
  3. List examples of new strategies for public health surveillance that incorporate trauma exposure;
  4. Integrate violence exposure into a health equity framework to better address disparities in health
    related to violence.
Featured Speaker:
Connie Mitchell, MD, MPH, Deputy Director, Center for Family Health, CA Dept of Public Health
 Recent Resources:

For more resources, please visit our resources page.


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