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Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day
Health Cares About Domestic Violence (HCADV) Day is a nationally-recognized day that takes place annually on the second Wednesday of October. This awareness-raising day aims to reach members of the healthcare and advocacy communities to offer education about the critical importance of universal education to promote healthy relationships, address the health impact of abuse and offer warm referrals to domestic violence advocates.
Medical studies link the long term effects of domestic violence and abuse with a myriad of health problems, such as smoking, diabetes, obesity, eating disorders, and substance abuse. While doctors and nurses routinely ask about high blood pressure and high cholesterol, too few assess for domestic violence and its impact on health. Universal education provides an opportunity for clients to make the connection between violence, health problems, and risk behaviors.
Contact Albion at 812-422-9372 for pamphlets, tear-aways, or to inquire about trainings available to your staff.