According to Penn State medical and public health researchers, primary care physicians in rural communities do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence (IPV).
To address this problem, the United States Preventive Services Task Force now recommends IPV screening. The researchers understand that women suffering violence in rural areas would be helped by offering training for PCPs, educating the community and enhancing access to referral services.
Federal Programs Related to - Health Care, General/Other
Programs which help people achieve and maintain physical well-being through prevention, screening, evaluation and treatment and the provision of family planning, maternity and other services that relate to human reproduction.