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Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health problem throughout the United States. The aim of this project was to implement a validated IPV screening form into the work flow of the Newtown Primary Care office and increase awareness about IPV throughout the office. The Hits, Insults, Threatens, Screams (HITS) screening form was implemented and resources from local domestic violence agencies were obtained for the office. A system was set up for patients who screen positive to be referred to the in-house therapist and to local domestic violence agencies. Future steps could include further training and education for the office.
Newtown Primary Care
intimate partner violence, public health, education, Connecticut, prevention
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Turgeon, Nikkole, "Implementing an Intimate Partner Violence Screening at a Connecticut Family Medicine Practice" (2021). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 688.