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Integrating Health Equity Into Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention: Key Concepts and Components of Strategies and Approaches

Everyone deserves health and safety, yet many communities are faced with barriers that limit access to important resources that allow for optimum levels of health and safety such as housing, jobs with living wages, fresh food, and accessible transportation. These barriers didn’t just appear, but rather they are the outcome of generations of laws, policies, practices, and social norms that have created conditions where sexual and intimate partner violence are more likely. By addressing the reasons that communities have more or less resources and being intentional in the way we select and implement prevention strategies, prevention practitioners can advance health equity and prevent violence.

Join PreventConnect and guests from the Kansas RPE program for a conversation exploring health equity in sexual and intimate partner violence prevention practice. We’ll explore how the core components of a prevention strategy, including how the strategy is designed and the key messages of the strategy, can be a starting point for integrating health equity into violence prevention work.


  • Gain deeper understanding of health equity frameworks in sexual violence prevention. 
  • Translate concepts of health equity into practical on-the-ground program development and implementation.
  • Create cross-cutting strategies and partnerships to address social determinants of health and prevent violence in local communities.


  • Belinda Flores, Sexual Violence Prevention and Education, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Christina Holt, Center for Community Health and Development, WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Health and Development, Life Span Institute, University of Kansas
  • Gabby Boyle, The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center
  • PowerPoint slides [PDF]