ACAR works to improve treatment of and services to sexual assault victims, increase public awareness of sexual assault, and to improve investigation and prosecution of sexual assault. Exposure to violence is greatly associated with communities who are physically, socially, and economically deprived. This project will focus on advancing health equity by implementing a data-driven approach to expand our prevention capacity. Building on our decades-long collaborations with stakeholders, including Alabama Department of Public Health and our storied history as prevention providers, we will develop an assessment that will address those disparities, address the needs of the communities, and promote health equity in those communities. This NOFO affords the opportunity for ACAR to:
• Conduct a Primary Prevention Capacity Assessment in order to plan and implement equity-focused SV prevention strategies.
• Develop recommendations based on assessment findings to promote health equity and advance primary prevention.
• Enhance expertise in primary prevention and health inequities.
• Increase use of data to inform programmatic decisions.
• Establish partnerships that increase the Coalition’s ability to address the needs of populations.
• Improve health outcomes for individuals, communities, and communities in the population(s) and communities of greatest need most affected by SV.