APR 28-30, 2021Chicago, Illinois

NCHDV 2021

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April 28-30, 2021
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If you are registered for the 2020 conference, your registration will be automatically transferred to the 2021 conference. If you need to make any changes, or cancel, your registration please copy this link into your web browser: https://bit.ly/31tSBAk.

Pre-Conference Institutes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:30am-4:30pm
Two-Day Conference Thursday, April 29- Friday, April 30, 2021 8am-5pm | Workshop agenda will be available in early 2021.

Hilton Chicago, Chicago IL

The 9th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence aims to advance the health care system’s response to domestic violence. The conference attracts the nation’s leading medical, public health, and anti-violence advocates and activists from across the U.S. with increased international participation.

Conference Goal

The goal of the 9th National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence is to advance the field of health care’s response to domestic violence. The conference will:

Impact and Partnership in the Field of Health and DV

Create opportunities to foster relationships, engage in reflection, and advance collective strategies. Offering programming that leaves participants feeling inspired, connected, challenged,
renewed, and activated.

Latest Health Findings and Innovative Practives

Highlight the most recent promising practices and innovative partnership approaches that address or examine:
> The ways in which domestic/sexual violence impacts individual and community health and well-being.
> Connections between domestic/sexual violence, other forms of violence, and systems that perpetuate harm and oppression.
> Shared community-based, social justice, and public health solutions and prevention approaches.

Innovative Research

Feature new research about risk and protective factors, physical/mental health effects of violence, health and advocacy-based innovations, and prevention; and partnerships between health management systems, providers, public health and Medicaid programs, legal systems, social service agencies, and domestic violence advocates.

Prevention & Intervention

Feature health and domestic violence policy strategies that support improved health and public health responses to violence and prevention. Emphasizing prevention and intervention strategies relevant to diverse cultures, races, classes, ethnicity, religions, physical abilities, ages, genders, sexual identities, geographic settings and communities.


Co-Chair Agencies

Futures Without Violence is honored to partner with over 40 co-chair partners in order to bring the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence to life. Funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program through the Administration for Children and Families at the US Department of Health and Human Services, this Conference brings together leaders in the field of health and domestic and sexual violence prevention.

  • Academy on Violence and Abuse
  • AIDS United
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Medical Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
  • Apna Ghar
  • Bloomberg American Health Initiative
  • California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network
  • Cure Violence
  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
  • HEAL Trafficking, Inc.
  • Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Kaiser Permanente

  • National Association of Community Health Centers
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
  • National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
  • National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
  • National Network for Hospital Based Violence Intervention, a Project of Community Partners
  • National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
  • Pan American Health Organization
  • Partners HealthCare
  • Positive Women’s Network 
  • Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine
  • Society of General Internal Medicine 
  • Swedish Covenant Health
  • World Health Organization

Participating Federal Agencies

  • Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Administration for Children and Families
  • Office of Women’s Health, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Office on Women’s Health
  • Indian Health Service
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Corporate Sponsors

Your support makes this conference happen! View sponsorship information on how to contribute to conference scholarship opportunities, events and more.

Corporate Sponsorship

Peter J. Sawires Scholarship


The Peter John Sawires Memorial Scholarship provides financial support to students, advocates,  survivors of domestic violence, and others attending the conference. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and an interest in promoting the health and safety of survivors of violence.

Peter John Sawires was a beloved and widely respected advocate and policy expert whose work helped transform the nation’s health care response to domestic violence. Peter helped create the first-ever National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, and championed: increased privacy protections for victims of domestic violence; advancement of reproductive and sexual health; the reduction of health disparities; and fostering the rights of LGTBQ individuals. Peter was also committed to promoting student leadership and transforming medical education to better address the health impact of abuse. Funding for this scholarship is provided by individual donors and by the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. DHHS.

Applications are closed

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NCHDV Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019

 To prioritize the health of attendees, speakers, hotel staff, and all of our families and communities, we have postponed the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence (NCHDV) to a April 28-30, 2021. 

For those registered to the 2020 NCHDV:

    • Your registration will automatically be carried over to our new dates of April 28-30, 2021 and you will have an opportunity to update any of your contact/affiliation information if it changes in the interim.
    • If you need to cancel your registration at this time, you will receive a full refund minus a 3% processing fee (this fee is to partially cover the cost of registration and refund processing in place by the registration software company – if this fee presents a personal financial hardship please contact us via email!). Cvent will issue the refund back to your card and it may take up to 14 days to appear on your statement. If you paid by check, you will be refunded by check. Click here to cancel.
    • We will offer a full refund, minus a 3% processing fee, through January 31st, 2021.