Toolkit To End Violence Against Women, from the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women and the Violence Against Women Office Home
Chapter Navagation Chapter 1. Strengthening Community-Based Services and Advocacy for Victims Chapter 2. Improving the Health and Mental Health Care Systems' Responses to Violence Against Women Chapter 3. Enhancing the Response of the Justice System: Civil Remedies Chapter 4. Enhancing the Response of the Justice System: Criminal Remedies Chapter 5. Additional Justice System Responses Chapter 6. Promoting Women's Economic Security Chapter 7. Promoting Safety and Nonviolence on College and University Campuses Chapter 8. Promoting Safety and Nonviolence in the Workplace Chapter 9. Intervention and Prevention for Children and Youth Chapter 10. Educating and Mobilizing the Public About Violence Against Women Chapter 11. Engaging the Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Industries Chapter 12. Engaging Religious, Spiritual, and Faith-Based Groups and Organizations Chapter 13. Promoting Healthy, Nonviolent Attitudes and Behaviors Through Sports Chapter 14. Nation to Nation: Promoting the Safety of Native Women Chapter 15. The Role of the U.S. Military in Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women Chapter 16. The United States Within the International Community—Responding to Trafficking in Persons

  Chapter 2. Improving the Health and Mental Health Care Systems' Responses to Violence Against Women
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What the Health and Mental Health Care Systems Can Do To Make a Difference

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  • Conduct public health campaigns.
  • Educate all health care providers about violence against women.
  • Create protocol and documentation guidelines for health care facilities, and disseminate widely.
  • Protect victim health records.
  • Ensure that mandatory reporting requirements protect the safety and health status of adult victims.
  • Create incentives for providers to respond to violence against women.
  • Create oversight and accreditation requirements for sexual assault and domestic violence care.
  • Establish health care outcome measures.
  • Dedicate increased federal, state, and local funds to improving the health and mental health care systems' responses to violence against women.

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