Oregon Guide to Health Care Partnerships: For community-based organizations and advocates supporting survivors of domestic violence in health care settings
The Oregon Guide to Health Care Partnerships is a resource for community-based D/SV intervention organizations to support advocacy responses in health care settings. This Guide builds on the experience of D/SV organizations under the Safer Futures project. The aim of the Oregon Guide to Health Care Partnerships is to support D/SV organizations in replicating the Safer Futures model with health care systems. The Safer Futures model evolved to improve services for survivors of IPV while also helping health care systems improve health outcomes for survivors, improve quality of patient care, and reduce overall health system costs through partnership with community-based advocates. This Guide provides practical recommendations, supportive literature, and program experiences to help D/SV organizations successfully place, support, evaluate, and finance advocates in health care settings.