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May 2010 Directory of Residency & Fellowship Programs in

Interdisciplinary Women's Health.

We are pleased to announce the publication of the 2010 Directory

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(The Directory is published in the May 2010 issue of the Journal for Women's Health.)
To learn more about this journal and to subscribe, please visit


In addition to the variety of materials on this site from the Women's Health Conferences (available by selecting the appropriate buttons to the left), professional education information and resources are available below on the following topics:

Culturally sensitive care
Perinatal depression
Domestic violence

Culturally Sensitive Care

If you are a provider interested in resources for providing culturally sensitive care, please see:

Perinatal Depression

Free web-based CME / CEU course - earn up to 6 AMA credits or .60 CEUs.
A training course on the prevalence, identification and treatment of perinatal depression.

You will need to register to access curriculum.


The curriculum for this course was created by Virginia Department of Health in consultation with a 50-member expert panel of public and private providers, state agencies, and consumers in an attempt to inform providers on the current understanding of perinatal depression, enhance the quality of perinatal mental health services and increase the capacity of the healthcare system to identify and treat perinatal patients.   The website is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to the Virginia Department of Health, jointly sponsored with the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Domestic Violence

Certificate Program in Gender Based Violence

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The Sociology program in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University offers a post-baccalaureate certificate program in gender violence intervention. This interdisciplinary, community-based program provides students with important skills and areas of knowledge necessary to promote awareness, advocacy and social change in the area of sexual and domestic violence. For more information, please call 804- 827-2417.


Making the Connection: Domestic Violence and Public Health
Recognition & Prevention of Domestic Violence:
A Guide for Health Care Professionals

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The VCU Institute for Women’s Health, Center of Excellence is working to increase awareness of the health and mental health impacts of violence against women.

As health care professionals, we are privileged to play a unique and important role in the lives of our patients. The healthcare setting offers a critical and unique opportunity for early identification and even prevention of abuse. We encourage universal screening.

  • Asking about domestic violence helps improve patient health and safety
  • Resources are available for health care providers treating victims of abuse
  • Make a difference, get involved!!


Additional domestic violence resources:

Family Violence Prevention Fund

Health Care models, tool kits, policy, resources

Family Violence Prevention & Health Practice – e-journal

Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Technical assistance to community-based domestic violence programs and sexual assault centers and other related professional organizations and individuals, directory for statewide domestic violence & sexual assault services, resource and referral network. Training Institute.

Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Center for Violence and Injury Prevention

Project RADAR is a provider-focused initiative to promote the assessment and prevention of intimate partner violence in the health care setting - providing access to:

• Best-Practice" Policies, Guidelines, and Assessment Tools
• Training Programs and Specialty-Specific Curricula
• Awareness and Educational Materials
• Information on the Latest Research/Data related to IPV

For additional information contact:

Janett Forte


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