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Health Justice Now Webinar Series Part 9: Dismantling the Stigmas: Caring for survivors of domestic violence and addressing mental health in Latino/Latinx communities


This is part 9 of the Health Justice Now series.

Families USA held a live discussion on integrated healthcare approaches with Jennifer Haddad Bell, the Program Consultant of Futures without Violence and Dr. Juan Prandoni, the Training Director of El Futuro! Haddad Bell offers strategies on how domestic violence experts can partner and effectively collaborate with health care organizations to better serve survivors of domestic violence. Based on his experience in North Carolina, Prandoni offers insight into how to address health disparities found within the Latinx community, particularly regarding mental health. We’ll discuss how Medicaid programs, researchers, and advocates can best support such integrated care.  



Jennifer Haddad Bell, MTP (she/her) is a program consultant and lead trainer for programs including Futures Without Violence, Jenesse Center, Inc., the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Department of Health Services, Essential Access Health and Orange County Women's Health Project. She led the statewide Domestic Violence and Health Care Partnership initiative, which started in 2014, funded by Blue Shield of CA Foundation and currently, she helps lead the Los Angeles Domestic Violence and Health Care Leadership Council. Currently, she also manages and supports projects related to reproductive justice and autonomy; integrated sexual/reproductive health care; child/adolescent health and trauma; and the intersection of domestic violence, pediatric health care and the child welfare system. She has almost 20 years of experience working in the health field, with a focus on sexual/reproductive healthcare, domestic/sexual violence, innovative program development and change at the practice, policy and systems levels. She develops and facilitates trainings, in-services, curricula and training of the trainer toolkits for health care organization and domestic violence service providers. She has also authored and co-authored several publications, issue briefs and toolkits. She completed her Master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology in Health and Wellness. Jennifer is married, a proud mama to her 2-year old son, and lives in Los Angeles.