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

Project Overview (PDF)

8th Funding Cycle Development Award

Project Start Date: January 1, 2013
Project End Date: December 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.

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  Community Partner(s):

Primary Community Partner:  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
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  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)
(414) 955-4350 | healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu