Did you know?
Programs that take a comprehensive approach to IPV (including developing protocols, training and access to on and/or off site referrals and support services) were successful in increasing IPV screening and identification rates.1
There are several important steps you can take before you begin to screen to create a safe and supportive environment for asking patients about interpersonal or domestic violence.
Kaiser Permanente Northern California has one of the most comprehensive responses to IPV in the country. Click here for an overview of their System Model Approach and its five components (creating a supportive environment, clinician inquiry and referral, on‐site IPV services, linkages to community resources, and leadership and oversight).
Where do we start?
Click here for a worksheet on steps you can take to establish a comprehensive response to IPV in your setting.
1 O’Campo, P., et al, Social Science and Medicine (2011).