ABOUT THIS POLICY BRIEF
This ASPE Policy Brief on screening and counseling for domestic violence in health care settings is intended for policy makers, health care practitioners, and other stakeholders.
The brief, written by Madeleine de Boinville, presents the state of practice and research surrounding
domestic violence screening. The brief discusses reasons for screening in health care settings, the current prevalence of screening and reasons this prevalence is relatively low, existing evidence about screening, and next steps
toward ensuring that screening becomes an effective preventive service.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Office of Human Services Policy
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201