Futures Without Violence Webinar: The Impact of Health Advocacy on Survivor Health Access – Key Findings and Recommendations from a data pilot

In recent years, domestic violence advocacy and health programs have increasingly partnered together to improve health and safety of survivors, yet there is little data on the impact that these partnerships have on survivor health access and health outcomes. In response, three such partnerships in California participated in a data pilot project to measure the impact of cross-sector collaboration on helping survivors establish a medical home, increase healthcare utilization and improve health outcomes. Specifically, the pilot focused on examining the impact of  integrating health assessments and referral systems into domestic violence advocacy settings. This webinar will share the findings and lessons learned from the data pilot, discuss the impact of health advocacy on survivors’ access to health services, and make practice recommendations for advancing these strategies in your program.

Learning Objectives: 

As a result of participating on this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  1. Define health advocacy, its importance and implementation strategies;
  2. Discuss key findings and lessons from the data pilot, such as improved STI testing and treatment rates;
  3. Identify strategies for measuring the impact of cross-sector collaboration on referral outcomes and access to services; and
  4. Discuss key recommendations, tools and resources to strengthen health advocacy, data collection and evaluation practices in your program.


  • Dana Knoll, Watts Health Care Corporation
  • Jobi Wood, Family Assistance Program
  • Kelsey Burgess, YWCA of San Gabriel Valley

Facilitated by:

  • Jennifer Haddad Bell,  Futures Without Violence
  • Anisa Ali, Futures Without Violence
  • Krista Niemczyk, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

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