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Expanding Sexual Assault Services Through Embedded Hospital-Based Advocates

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $500,000)

Providence Health & Services dba Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center proposes a three-year project to increase community connections with SANE services through building partnerships with community-based sexual assault/domestic violence advocates in Clackamas, Multnomah, Yamhill, Clatsop, Hood River and Washington counties in Oregon. Proposal expands on existing Providence Health & Services SANE programming in Washington and Multnomah Counties. Outcomes include comprehensive medical forensic exams; subrecipient co-locating and managing two hospital-based advocates in Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center; a more formal partnership with subrecipient to formally integrate Community-based Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence advocates within the Providence Forensic Nurse Examiner program; increased number and availability of sexual assault nurse examiners; improved access to training and clinical education; and coordinated sexual assault resource team. Activities and deliverables include integration between entities to provide an estimated 1,200 forensic exams over 3-year project; written policies to standardize care; collaborative case management among the four counties; infrastructure for direct community dispatch of forensic nurse examiners; training plan developed and implemented for sexual assault nurse examiners professional development; and collaborative efforts for sexual assault resource team across the six counties, including culturally specific organization involvement such as for the Latino/a population.

Date Created: September 26, 2023