Intimate Partner Violence and Health
Intimate partner violence (IPV), also referred to as domestic violence, can have long lasting effects on the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. More than just physical injuries, research shows that survivors of IPV are more likely to experience things like hypertension, depression, and unplanned pregnancy. Get the facts on IPV prevalence, health impact, and how to help.
Health professionals play a key role in supporting survivor health and safety. Studies show that when health providers talk to their patients about IPV, survivors are safer and healthier. Learn how health providers across the country are having conversations with their patients about healthy relationships.
Health Delivery Systems
From hospitals, to clinics, to managed care organizations, all health delivery systems have the opportunity to prevent IPV. Small changes in health delivery systems have the greatest potential to improve the health and vitality of communities.