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Did you know your relationship effects your health? Implementing Strategies to Address Intimate Partner Violence in Health Care Settings

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This session discusses a promising pilot project of community based advocates working in rural health care settings. The collaboration addresses the health effects of intimate partner violence within the framework of social determinants of health. The facilitators will share successes, challenges, and the results of the project evaluation.


Emily Fanjoy is the Safer Futures Project (SFP) Coordinator at the Tillamook County Women's Resource Center in Tillamook, OR where she coordinates the community based advocate and healthcare partnerships. She provides training for advocates, healthcare providers and clinic staff. SFP funds community based advocates in health care settings to reach pregnant and newly parenting women who are victims of IPV. Her previous work includes IPV survivor advocacy as well as case management and interpreting in a community health clinic. Emily is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Healthy Homes, Guatemala 2008-2010. She lives in a solar powered cabin and keeps bees with her partner at their coastal homestead.

Marlene Putman is the Administrator of the Tillamook County Health and Human Services Department. She oversees Public Health services-- 3 Federally Qualified Community Health Centers, Environmental Health, Emergency Preparedness, School Nursing and Dispute Resolution programs. She is the Chair of the Board for Columbia Pacific CCO and serves on the local Community Health Advisory Committee. She is also the Chair of the Board for Tillamook Family Counseling Center and member of the regional Early Learning Council and Parenting Resources Network. Marlene is an attorney, trained mediator, facilitator and leadership trainer.

She received the Health Care Innovation award in 2015 at the Oregon Primary Care Association annual meeting for her leadership in health care reform and innovation. When she's not working, Marlene's favorite activity is spending time with her family. The Putmans are active in the community and enjoy spending time outdoors, especially at the beach.