Medical Advocacy Work Group

September 10, 2020
Calling North Carolina sexual assault advocates and health care providers i.e. OB/GYNs, dentists, doulas, health department staff, SANEs, etc.

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. 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.

If you, or someone you know may be interested in being a part of this work group, please contact Leah Poole at [email protected].

*Please note, it is not a requirement that you are a rural service provider to be part of this group.

In Solidarity,

Leah Poole