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Intimate Partner Violence
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or call 911, a local hotline, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a major issue in many American Indian and Alaska Native communities. IPV can take different forms, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. IPV is committed by a current or former spouse or dating partner. Anyone can be a victim of IPV, no matter their age or sexual orientation. But women tend to be victims of IPV more often than men.
IHS addresses public health problems like IPV by:
- Providing health care and behavioral health services for patients.
- Providing funding to tribal communities to create projects that demonstrate how to effectively respond to IPV.
- Developing, implementing, and monitoring health policy specific to IPV; and
- Training healthcare providers in the Indian Health Services system to respond to IPV.