Futures Without Violence
National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence (HRC), a project of the Futures Without Violence, works to improve health and public health responses to victims of family violence. The HRC offers model strategies and tools to health care providers and DV/SA programs to address and prevent the chronic health issues associated with exposure to abuse. Working closely with the American Medical Association and other professional health associations, the HRC produces policy guidelines for health care professionals responding to domestic violence. The HRC provides technical assistance, training, public policy recommendations, and materials and responds to thousands requests for technical assistance annually. In addition the HRC runs a number of special projects, including a multi-year project in Indian Country to improve health care to American Indian/Alaska Native survivors of abuse, and a comprehensive reproductive health campaign designed to help health care providers and DV/SA advocates reduce risk for unintended pregnancy, exposure to sexually transmitted diseases and improve reproductive health through violence prevention. The HRC’s biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence brings together over 1000 health care professionals, DV/SA advocates, researchers and health policy makers to share the latest research and clinical practice related to health and domestic violence.