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