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Rural Health Response to Domestic Violence: Policy and Practice Issues

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Several key emerging public policy issues identified from both the literature and key informant interviews are then presented. These include:

  • Universal Screening by health care providers
  • Appropriate Training for health care providers
  • Mandatory Reporting by health care providers
  • Documentation/Coding by health care providers
  • Employee Assistance Programs for health care providers experiencing Domestic Violence
  • Integration of health services into community response
  • Funding for expanded and improved health response