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This month, we focus on intimate partner violence in primary care:

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Making A Difference

This month's featured interview focuses on intimate partner violence (IPV) throughout COVID-19 and the role the primary care workforce plays in screening, training, and education. 

The NCIBH team spoke with Nafisa Halim, PhD a Research Assistant Professor of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Halim is an applied sociologist with research interests in developing and testing maternal interventions in HIV affected resource-poor settings. Halim’s most current work focuses on intimate partner violence during pregnancy and risk of adverse pregnancy and childbirth outcomes.

Read the Interview
"For the primary care workforce, it’s imperative that they are aware of why, how, and to what extent intimate partner violence (IPV) matters for overall health. When IPV is perceived as a barrier to treatment adherence, the providers committed to patient well-being would likely be more motivated to IPV screening upholding the highest ethical standards."
- Nafisa Halim, PhD
Research Assistant Professor 
Department of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health

Resources of the Month


In recognition of National Domestic Violence Prevention Month, we have curated a set of intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention and education materials for use in the primary care setting. 
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What's the Buzz?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events


The latest issue of Society of Pediatric Psychology focuses on clinical advances in pediatric integrated primary care. This issue includes publications focused on increasing engagement with integrated services, identifying barriers/ facilitators and primary care workforce development. Read The Special Issue Here
Rural Health Care Services Outreach ProgramHRSA has released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program (HRSA-21-027). HRSA plans to award 60 grants to rural communities as part of this new funding opportunity. 
Continuing increased access to buprenorphine in the United States via telemedicine after COVID-19  This commentary describes the importance of increased access to buprenorphine for OUD treatment, reviews current US legal and regulatory modifications that increase access to buprenorphine via telemedicine, and identifies available avenues for making these changes permanent.


November 4
PCSS Emergency Medicine Half & Half MAT Buprenorphine Waiver Training
What: Virtual Course | Website
November 6
Post-Election Panel: What’s Next for Health Care Reform?
What: Webinar | Website
November 20
Penn LDI and Penn Nursing presents Expanding Scope of Practice After COVID-19
What: Virtual Conference | Website
December 6 - December 9 
Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI 2020 Forum
What: Virtual Conference | Website
Now - December 31
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners Connect: An Online Conference Experience
What: Virtual Conference | Website
If you or someone you know is struggling with violence at home, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
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