A Social Network Approach for Health and Safety among Rural Intimate Partner Violence Survivors

Project Overview

8th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date:   1/1/2013
     Project End Date: 12/31/2014
     Award Amount:       $199,999

Project Goal Statement: To improve health and safety among Wisconsin rural women who are survivors of intimate partner violence by building upon an existing social network of Wisconsin rural women and targeted programming designed to support women's wellness and self-care.

 Community Partner(s):
Primary Community Partner: Christy Harteau, Wisconsin Rural Women's Initiative
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs
  • Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection, Farm & Rural Services
 Academic Partner(s):

Primary Academic Partner: Kirsten Beyer, PhD, Institute for Health and Society
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Marie Wolff, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Amy Kistner, Department of Family and Community Medicine
 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary January 2013 - August 2013
Project Progress Report Summary September 2013 - August 2014
Project Final Report Summary

 Affiliated Web Pages:

Wisconsin Rural Women's Initiative
Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection, Farm & Rural Services

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials
    • Shared project information through the WRWI newsletter and the WRWI Facebook page
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
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