Medical Advocacy Work Group

Interested in Supporting Survivors?

Use your experience and expertise as a sexual assault advocate or health care provider to support survivors of sexual violence in North Carolina.

We know that the majority of those that experience sexual violence that we work with, whether it was a recent assault or a past assault, do not choose to have evidence collected. This does not mean that they do not need support with their healthcare needs. Folx who have experienced sexual violence often have complex relationships with their health and bodies and medical providers.

This work group will be in collaboration with NCCASA’s Rural Sexual Assault Services Specialist and will focus on widening the scope of medical advocacy services to those who have experienced sexual violence, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. This group will meet once a month via virtual meeting or webinar to come up with resources and solutions for how we can improve healthcare needs across the state.

We are looking for people from a variety of backgrounds to inform our work: SANEs, doulas, OB/GYNs, dentists, nurses, etc.

If you, or someone you know may be interested in being a part of this work group, please contact Leah Poole at leah@nccasa.org.

Note: This work group is open to anyone, even if you are not an NCCASA member.

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault is an inclusive statewide alliance working to end sexual violence through education, advocacy, and legislation. NCCASA as a statewide coalition uses a social justice framework, therefore, our work is done from a strong intersectional, social justice perspective. By centering our work around marginalized communities, everyone is served. We are striving to make our services accessible to all people.