Awarded Cooperative Agreement to Prevent Violence and Violence-Related Injury
Domestic Violence in Rural Health Care Clinics
FOA Number: CE00-074 - Demo Proj Early Interven & Prev Sex Viol & Ipv Among Racial& Ethnic Pop
Project Period: 09/30/00-09/29/05
Application/Grant Number: 5-US4-CE622228-01
Principal Investigator: Ann L. Coker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
University of Texas
School of Public Health
P.O. Box 20186
Houston, TX 77225
The University of Texas School of Public Health, with the University of South Carolina, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are conducting a demonstration project. In collaboration with researchers and clinical and intimate partner violence (IPV) service providers, the universities will help design and implement culturally-competent, clinic-based, IPV screening and services for women seeking health care from clinics.
The study includes both primary and secondary prevention interventions and will target a rural, low-income population. As part of this health-focused intervention, a follow-up study of IPV victims and their children will be conducted to determine the long-term impact of the intervention on violence and health.
Goals of the study are to improve the health, well-being, and safety of women who experience the effects of IPV and its negative effects on their children; to evaluate the cost effectiveness of the intervention; and to test the conceptual model for how IPV affects health outcomes.
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