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Keeping Mothers and Children Safe from Domestic Violence:

A Community Working Together

February 1, 2013

Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research

Research reported in this presentation was supported by the National Institute On Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P60MD002266. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Welcom e to our casita
Welcome to Our Casita

El centro specific aims
El Centro Specific Aims

Aim 1. Provide leadership and an organizational structure and support system for minority health and health disparities research, training and dissemination.

Aim 2. Conduct rigorous research to test the outcome, translation, mechanisms and moderators of culturally-tailored interventions, and advance health disparities research methodologies.

Aim 3. Increase the pipeline of well-prepared, culturally-competent and ethically responsible health disparities researchers, especially individuals from minority and other health disparities populations

Aim 4. Establish and strengthen academic-community partnerships that promote the utilization of research-based practices to improve the well-being of health disparities communities and to conduct original and innovative research leading to improvements in minority health and the elimination of health disparities.


  • Discuss domestic violence health disparities, with a focus on mothers and children

  • Describe important characteristics of community-academic research partnerships to address domestic violence

  • Identify the key ingredients to the Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Program (DOVE)

  • Engage in a dialogue regarding opportunities to form partnerships across the community to address domestic violence in a comprehensive, culturally informed and evidenced-based manner.


Keynote Speaker:

  • Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN

    Professor and Associate Dean Community and Global Programs, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


  • Ms. Thelma Gibson, BSN, RN

  • Founder of the Thelma Gibson Initiative

  • Ms. Ivon Mesa, MPA

  • Director of the Coordinated Victim Assistance Center, Community Action and Human Services Department

  • Ms. Priscilla Dames, MS

  • Chairperson MDC Black Affairs Advisory Board; Chairperson, Women’s Business Council, MDC Chamber of Commerce; President & CEO Wingspan Seminars, LLC


  • 10:10 am Keynote Presentation

  • 10:55 am Panelist Comments/Discussion

  • 11:30 am Discussion with the Audience

  • 11:55 am Closing Remarks


Maternal and Infant Mortality Health Disparities Research: Striving and Thriving

Perinatal Nurse Home Visitation Home Visitation Enhanced with mHealth(DOVE 2)

Thelma Vernell Anderson Gibson

Ivon Mesa