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Community Partners Introduce “Arise to Safety” Domestic Violence Prevention Effort
With seed funding from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, the Center for Women and Families and the Mary Byron Project have teamed up on a new domestic violence prevention effort called Arise to Safety. The collaborative project, which will be evaluated by the University of Louisville School of Public Health’s Commonwealth Institute, will be introduced at an informational breakfast at the Center for Women and Families.
Arise to Safety will test a standardized screening protocol at University Louisville Hospital and Jewish Hospital, both part of KentuckyOne Health, to identify those at the highest risk of being seriously injured or killed by their intimate partner and to immediately connect them with emergency shelter, transportation and case management. Research shows that many people seek medical care as a result of domestic violence, but without a standardized method to proactively screen for it, many instances of abuse go undetected.
KentuckyOne Health, the Center for Women and Families and the Mary Byron Project introduce Arise to Safety domestic violence prevention effort
Tuesday November 10, 2015
8:30 a.m. Media Availability
Center for Women & Families
927 South 2nd Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40201
• Interviews with Alice Bridges, Vice President, Healthy Communities, KentuckyOne Health; Marta Miranda, President & CEO, the Center for Women and Families; and Marcia Roth, Executive Director, Mary Byron Project.
• Photo/video of the informational breakfast introducing Arise to Safety to the community