Summit: How Health Reform Will Impact Domestic Violence Response Systems in Massachusetts

9:00 AM
UMass Medical School, 55 N Lake Ave., Worcester, MA

Recent developments in health care reform, including policies related to intimate partner and sexual violence, have the potential to impact survivors in many ways, creating both challenges and opportunities for the organizations that work with them. Staff in community based programs serving survivors need to be informed, engaged, and supported as health care reform moves forward.

This Summit is intended for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Directors and senior staff to discuss strategies related to issues that apply to Massachusetts. There will be opportunities to explore topics such as:

  • What did the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend?
  • Where will we find needed resources to handle increases in request for services?
  • When will the Women’s Preventive Health Guidelines go into effect?

Lisa James, Director of Health at Futures Without Violence and Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo, Director of the Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health are featured guest presenters and panel discussion facilitators. This event is sponsored by the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals’ DV Council and the Health Care Working Group of the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual and Domestic Violence, in collaboration with USDHHS, Office on Women’s Health, Region I; Jane Doe Inc.; the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; and Futures Without Violence.

The Summit will be held at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Aaron Lazare Research Buildling, 55 North Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA from 9 am - 5 pm. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

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