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Tundra Women's Coalition SAFE Telehealth Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $3,965,998)

The purpose of this award, funded under the OVC FY 2019 Enhancing Care and Improving Access and Quality of Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations through Telehealth (Purpose Area 1), is to develop or enhance statewide or regional telehealth programs to improve the quality of healthcare for sexual assault victims, increase the quality of forensic evidence collection, and expand the reach of SANE services through telehealth for communities with limited access to trained SANEs. The Tundra Women's Coalition will enhance public safety and enhance the healing process of adult survivors of sexual assault in the rural communities of Alaska's Yukon-Kuskokwim region by ensuring they have timely access to high quality forensic exams and support through telehealth access, and provide training and victim services for each of its five subregional medical clinics. This project will increase Yukon-Kuskokwim's regional capacity to provide adult survivors of sexual assault with sexual assault forensic exams and as-needed support for sexual assault survivors. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 22, 2019