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Increasing Health Care Enrollment for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Resource Topic: Emerging Issues, Value-Based Health Care Transformation

Resource Subtopic: Administrative Policies, Patient-Centered Health Outcomes, Patient Engagement, Programs and Services.

Keywords: Access to Care, Education of - Staff (e.g., Competency-Based), Health Insurance, Implementation Tools, Partnerships.

Year Developed: 2022

Resource Type: Toolkit.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: People who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) have unique health care needs, making insurance that covers comprehensive medical and behavioral health benefits all the more critical. Community health centers play an important role in helping survivors enroll in coverage and receive quality primary health and oral health care services. A special enrollment period for survivors makes enrollment possible across the year with additional provisions to make coverage more affordable for survivors. Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation developed two resources to support health care enrollment for survivors of domestic violence.

Resource Details: The first enrollment tool \" Enrollment for Survivors of Domestic Violence\" identifies the unique opportunities for health enrollment specialists and health center staff to increase health access for survivors of domestic violence (DV). The second tool \"Five Ways Health Centers Can Promote Health Care Access for Survivors of Domestic Violence\" summarizes the key actions to promote health center enrollment for survivors of domestic violence; and how health centers may partner with community-based programs, such as DV advocacy programs.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit