Health Cares about Domestic Violence Day
Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day is a nationally recognized day that takes place annually on the second Wednesday of October. Sponsored by FUTURES, the awareness-raising day aims to reach members of the healthcare and advocacy communities to offer education about the critical importance of universal education to promote healthy relationships, address the health impact of abuse, and offer warm referrals to domestic violence advocates.
Did you know domestic violence increases health care utilization and costs? According to a study by JSI, Annual healthcare costs were 42% higher for women with ongoing physical abuse as compared to never abused women.
The role of health care providers in our community is so important. If your organization would like to learn more about how you can be a system in prevention and response to Intimate Partner Violence, our Health Navigator provides training and presentations throughout the community. Contact Amber by email for more information.