Foundation to conduct domestic violence survey

Working with the DFW Intimate Partner Domestic Violence Coalition, the DFW Hospital Council Foundation will conduct a survey in August of North Texas hospitals to review the screening criteria for violence reporting.

According to the World Health Organization, there is a growing recognition of the health burden of intimate partner violence (IPV). Given that IPV is an important risk factor for many health issues, there is a need for healthcare providers to recognize and respond to such violence.

The Coalition was formed as a subcommittee of both Tarrant and Dallas Counties’ Fatality Review Teams. A brief survey was developed to determine how often victims are screened.

Results will be shared with hospitals as soon as tallied. For information, please contact Dr. Sushma Sharma at [email protected] or 469-648-5031.