The Office of Women's Health (OWH) created the 2023-2025 HRSA Strategy to Address Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) (PDF - 707 KB). This resource aligns all HRSA bureaus and offices in their IPV prevention work.
What is the HRSA Strategy to Address IPV?
The 2023-2025 Strategy consists of three aims:
- Aim 1: Enhance coordination of HRSA projects to better focus IPV efforts
- Aim 2: Strengthen workforce capacity to support IPV prevention and response services
- Aim 3: Promote prevention of IPV through evidence-based programs
Each aim has objectives and activities. The objectives and activities outline HRSA's current and continued efforts to prevent IPV in communities.
The 2023-2025 Strategy builds on HRSA's first IPV Strategy. The 2017-2020 HRSA Strategy to Address IPV (PDF - 428 KB) was HRSA's first formal cross-Bureau and Office partnership to focus on IPV.
The 2017-2020 Strategy Summary Report (PDF - 388 KB) is available. The Summary Report explains how HRSA fulfilled all 27 activities of the Strategy by December 2020. Many of the tasks are recurring. The agency-wide approach strengthened HRSA's existing internal collaborations. It led to new partnerships that further HRSA's commitment on IPV, as well. The Strategy showed that whole-agency approaches are possible, practical, and effective.
What are other examples of HRSA's activities to address IPV?
Visit the IPV Community webpage to learn about HRSA's activities related to IPV prevention.
What is IPV?
IPV is any form of abuse or aggression by an intimate partner. This could be a current or former intimate partner, dating partner, or spouse.
IPV includes forms of:
- Physical violence
- Sexual violence
- Emotional aggression
IPV can have many negative health outcomes for impacted people and their families.
Is IPV common in the U.S.?
IPV affects millions of women, men, and children. As reported by the CDC (PDF - 1 MB), 47.3% of women in the U.S. experience IPV at some point.
IPV affects many groups served by HRSA's programs. These groups face higher rates and/or have worse outcomes resulting from IPV than others.
- Pregnant women
- LGBTQI+ persons
- Persons from diverse racial and ethnic groups
- Persons living with disabilities
- Persons with substance use disorders
- Persons living in rural areas
- Persons with HIV
IPV may intersect with other forms of violence, including human trafficking (HT). Visit the Administration for Children and Families for more information about HT.
Are you or someone you know experiencing HT or IPV? Callers can get help in English, Spanish, and other languages.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Free | 24/7 | Confidential
Call: 800-799-SAFE (7233) or 800-787-3224 (TTY)
Note: Providers can call this hotline for treatment guidance, as well.