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New Report--What stops health care providers from screening for partner violence? Centre for Research on Inner City Health

Evidence suggests it is good practice for health care providers to ask women if they are experiencing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on a routine basis. At the same time, our prior research demonstrates that, to be effective, screening programs require institutional support, training for providers, protocols, and access to appropriate external and internal services.

We asked 20 people – health care providers, administrators and researchers – from 8 Toronto teaching hospitals if they screen for IPV and if not, why not. 

Read what we found out in our new report, Reaching out: Asking about partner violence in Toronto teaching hospitals:

You can download the full report from