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By on November 13, 2023

National Sexual Assault Conference 2023: Make Your Data Equitable – Using Equity Measures to Systematically Prevent Sexual

The 2023 National Sexual Assault Conference® was held in San Francisco, California, August 22-24. The conference theme, Equity in Action, called for conference participants to fearlessly pursue a world free from sexual violence and address change across systems and institutions. This session was part of the Prevention track, sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center with funding from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention. Learn more and access session materials here.

Prevention evaluation and system response data (e.g., intakes and police reports) are often considered unrelated, however, the systematic tracking of equity-related factors – such as primary language spoken or income – can help us better understand the impact of violence on marginalized communities and inform the development of culturally relevant prevention interventions. In fact, systematically accounting for outcomes through health equity measures is a critical step toward developing system-level interventions to alleviate disparities. This session provides an overview of ways to analyze and view data to reveal and address health inequities.

Speakers: Wendi Siebold, Tiana Teter