Economic Justice for Battered Women and Sexual Assault Survivors

08/19/2010 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Kari Sonmore
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612-824-8768 ext. 114
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"Health Care Reform and Sexual Assault: Implications for Survivors, Rape Crisis Centers, and Coalitions"Participant Eligibility: Advocates and attorneys for battered women, sexual assault survivors, stalking victims who are employed by community based organizations. State DV and SA coalition staff and direct service providers. Legal services and LAV attorneys. State and local directors of healthcare systems. Physicians, nurses and other healthcare practitioners. Researchers on healthcare reform and economic justice issues re survivors of DV/SA/dating violence/stalking.


Date: August 19, 2010. 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT

Faculty: Cat Fribley, Coordinator of the Resource Sharing Project of the National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project (RSP) for the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Discussant, TBA.
Host: Barbara Hart, J.D., Director of Strategic Justice Initiatives, Muskie School of Public Service
Topic: Cat Fribley will address the sections of the Health Reform Acts of 2010 that have the most immediate relevance for sexual assault survivors, sexual assault coalitions, advocates and NGOs working to end violence against women. Issues examined will include: long-term health impact(s) of sexual assault; costs of healthcare and sexual assault; the prohibition on pre-existing condition exclusion; fees for forensic examinations; federal health insurance exchanges that will enable low income families to purchase insurance; Medicaid expansion; access to ob-gyn services; employer incentives and more.

Article: Articles will be posted on the drop site for this webinar – available to all registered participants.


If you are an OVW Arrest grantee, please use your OVW-issued grant number. If you are NOT an Arrest grantee, you MUST use following code to register: 2007-WEAX-1801. This number is only valid for Muskie School Series. Please do not use it for other Arrest Grant trainings.




Webinar information: A webinar is an on-line seminar and requires access to the internet to connect. Audio options include either an audio-bridge OR the use of VoIP (audio through the internet, must have speakers). You will be charged the cost of a long-distance call to Texas for using the audio-bridge, however, VoIP is free. Questions of a technical nature can be directed to Marijka Belgum-Gabbert (

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