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The Economic Impact

May 5th, 2009


My thanks to the folks at Prevention Connection [http://www.preventconnect.org/display/displayHome.cfm] for passing along the link to a recently released report “Hidden Costs in Health Care: The Economic Impact of Violence and Abuse” from the folks at the Academy on Violence & Abuse [www.avahealth.org]. The report can be downloaded in PDF.

I haven’t yet read the report in full, but I believe it demonstrates what those of us who work in the violence prevention movement know: that beyond the immediate impact of intimate partner violence there is costly long-term fallout and health implications. My thanks to the folks at AVA for this important work.

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