Hagan introduces the Violence Against Women Health Initiative
U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC) has introduced the Violence Against Women Health Initiative to raise awareness of domestic violence for health care providers allowing them to better assess and treat survivors of domestic violence.
“October was Domestic Violence Awareness month, but this is a problem that demands attention 365 days a year,” said Hagan. “The rates of violence and abuse in our country are unacceptable, and domestic violence has a significant impact on our country’s health, costing over $8.3 billion annually. This bill will streamline efforts to prevent and respond to domestic partner violence. I urge my colleagues to join me and support this bill so that we may work together towards a safer and healthier future for women and families.”