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Table 1 Family violence response development enablers

From: Developing a response to family violence in primary health care: the New Zealand experience

Local Getting started
Appoint a Key Resource Person supported by a family violence response steering group and team of champions
Establish a consultation pathway to a family violence specialist to provide expert advocacy and address capacity issues
Building relationships
Engage strong management and clinical leadership support early in response development
Ensure response development is up-to-date to maintain health professional confidence in response
Shaping a national response to family violence
Develop an autonomous response which meets local context and population needs
Community Building relationships
Establish strong community relationships, share information and knowledge and generate enthusiasm for developing a comprehensive quality response
Support relationships by encouraging attendance at family violence response group meetings, sending newsletters, establishing information pathways, visiting general practices with specialists
National Getting started
Prioritise family violence as a health issue for primary health care
Sourcing funding
Evidence high-level organisational support by providing dedicated funding
Shaping a national response to family violence
Prioritise family violence as a target health issue and provide support to implement a comprehensive quality response
Coordinate a national health care approach to family violence which allows for local autonomy
Consider different implementation strategies for different levels of health care (primary, secondary, tertiary)