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Live Blog: The Health Impact of Domestic Violence

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Nov. 5, 2013

By ABC News

A recently released Verizon Foundation and More magazine survey found that nearly 44 percent of American women have been victims of domestic violence. Worse, more than 80 percent of them report some sort of chronic health condition as a result.

Agencies Across South Carolina Will Expand Work To Assist Victims And Work Toward Preventing Domestic Violence With Grant From Verizon

$75,000 Donation to Support Seven Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts in the State
Press Release

GREENVILLE, S.C., October 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ — To coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), Verizon has issued seven grants to South Carolina domestic violence agencies to assist them in the vital work they do each day. The grants, which total $75,000, stem from the Verizon Foundation’s initiative to invest in organizations that provide domestic violence education, prevention, victim relief and empowerment resources.

Two Local Nashville Agencies Work Toward Engaging Men To End Domestic Violence Against Women With Grant From Verizon

$40,000 Donation to Support Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts in Tennessee
Press Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 31, 2013 /3BL Media/ - To coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), Verizon has issued two grants to Nashville-area domestic violence agencies to engage men in ending domestic violence. The grants, which total $40,000, stem from the Verizon Foundation’s initiative to invest in organizations that provide domestic violence education, prevention, victim relief and empowerment resources.

Verizon Foundation to Make $100,000 Donation to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund to Assist Businesses Impacted by Boardwalk Fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, N.J.

Press Release

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J., October 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Verizon Foundation will provide a $100,000 grant to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund to aid the dozens of businesses that faced additional setbacks from Superstorm Sandy recovery due to last month’s devastating boardwalk fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights.

Linking domestic violence, chronic illness

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By Thomas Roberts  

Eighty-one percent of American women who say they’ve experienced domestic violence report also suffering from a chronic health condition. A panel discusses.

See video of this report from msnbc

Learn more about Verizon's Domestic Violence Prevention campaign

 

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An Ignored Risk Factor For Chronic Health Conditions: Domestic Violence

New National Survey from More Magazine and Verizon Foundation Reveals that Majority of Women Have Chronic Health Problems, With Significant Link to Domestic Violence
Press Release

New York, NY, October 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ –  A groundbreaking research found that 70 percent of American women report suffering from some type of chronic health problem and that women who have experienced domestic violence are significantly more likely to suffer from a chronic health condition.  Additionally, almost half of American women (44%) have experienced a form of domestic violence at the hands of a partner, according to a new report released by More magazine in partnership

Verizon Foundation and Pecan Street Inc. Bring Energy Management Solutions to Underserved Communities in Austin

Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas, October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Verizon Foundation has teamed up with consumer-energy research organization Pecan Street Inc., to launch a new program that will provide low-income communities with energy management solutions that empower consumers to make smarter choices about their energy use and save money.

STEM Teacher Professional Development Project in Four European Countries Will Help Bring STEM Teaching into the 21st Century

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October 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A new World Education project, funded by the Verizon Foundation, aims to develop and strengthen STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) teaching at the secondary level in the UK (Scotland), France, Germany and the Netherlands. The project addresses a growing awareness by education policy makers in Europe that student performance in STEM subjects needs considerable attention in order to better prepare youth for STEM careers.

Grants Awarded to Domestic Violence Organizations in Alabama

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One corporation is giving thousands of dollars in grants to programs which help victims of domestic violence in Alabama.

Verizon announced $95,000 in grant funding to a number of Alabama domestic violence prevention organizations, during  First Lady Dianne Bentley's Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil Tuesday evening.

The event brought together dozens of advocates, law enforcement officers and victim support workers for an event honoring victims and energizing those who provide support and prevention services.

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