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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
Phone: 713-500-9955
Fax: 713-500-9406


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.