Community Readiness to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence in Bexar County, Texas

Margaret Brackley, Yolanda Davila, Joe Thornton, Christina Leal, Gia Mudd, Jane Shafer, Patricia Castillo, William Spears

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The purpose of this article is to describe the Community Readiness Model implemented by the San Antonio Safe Family Coalition in Bexar County, Texas, a coordinated community response to prevent intimate partner violence. The project used a participatory action process to (a) determine the city's and county's stage of readiness to prevent intimate partner violence; (b) identify differences in the city and county by dividing the area into sectors for the assessment; (c) engage the community in determining the accuracy and usefulness of the results of the assessment; (d) develop targeted strategies to move the city and county to a higher stage of readiness for prevention of intimate partner violence; and (e) evaluate the results of the project.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-236
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2003


  • action research
  • collaboration
  • community readiness
  • health disparities
  • intimate partner violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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