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Legal Solutions to Medical Problems: Intimate Partner Violence

Location: Virtual

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021

Time: 12–1:30 p.m.

About the Event

The Department of Population Health presents “Health Legal Solutions to Medical Problems: Intimate Partner Violence.” Featured Texas Advocacy Project’s speakers include Bronwyn Blake, Chief Legal Officer, and Amanda Elkanick Oder, Vice President of Outreach. This training will provide knowledge to medical professionals about the value of implementing a Medical-Legal Partnership that will provide physicians with resources to address health care barriers for patients. In addition, the training will help physicians and support teams to understand the variety of remedies available to patients.


Email Apoorva Kakkilaya for additional information.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Define the Medical-Legal Partnership model
  • Describe healthcare providers’ legal obligations regarding patients with family violence injuries
  • Recognize civil legal needs as barriers to health outcomes
  • Refer patients to appropriate legal resources
  • Utilize legal resources during COVID-19

Target Audience

  • Primary: All health care providers and health care teams


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient Care; Interpersonal & Communication Skills; Systems-based Practice
  • IOM: Provide Patient-Centered Care; Work with Interdisciplinary Teams; Use Evidence-Based Practice
  • IECC: Interprofessional Communication; Roles & Responsibilities; Values & Ethics for Interprofessional Practice

Speaker Disclosure

Blake and Oder, speakers for this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planner Disclosure

Steve Steffensen, M.D.; Nitakuwa Barrett, MSN; Heidi Eisaman; Sanjana Shah; Apoorva Kakkilaya; Todd Snow; Mahija Ginjupalli; Vishal Patel; Katelyn Dockery; Bronwyn Blake; Amanda Oder, planners of this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School and Texas Advocacy Project. The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this live activityfor a maximum of 1.50AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School for 1.50credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.