Federal Partners

  • Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
    The mission of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, is to enhance the Nation's capacity to assist crime victims and to provide leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices in ways that will promote justice and healing for all victims. OVC is charged by Congress with administering the Crime Victims Fund, a major source of funding for victim services throughout the Nation. The National TeleNursing Center is an Office for Victims of Crime grant.

NTC Facility

  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
    Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a member of Partners HealthCare, a network founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Newton-Wellesley has generously donated three office spaces for the National TeleNursing Center project. These private offices are used for telenursing Encounters with all six pilot sites.

Technological Support

  • American Doctors Online (ADOL)/PhoneDOCTORx (PDRx)
    American Doctors Online (ADOL) and PhoneDOCTORx (PDRx) are pioneering telehealth/telemedicine service providers, innovators and resources for healthcare business management and development. ADOL serves as an advisor and an entrepreneurial think tank to implementing telemedicine networks nationwide. ADOL has donated invaluable technical expertise to the project, and helped with the initial setup of telemedicine equipment at the remote pilot sites and the NTC Hub.

Program Evaluation Team

  • University of Illinois
    The University of Illinois (U of I) is a public research university with three campuses including the campus at Urbana-Champaign.  A research team from the U of I Children and Family Research Center in the School of Social Work is conducting the program evaluation for the National TeleNursing pilot project.

Population/Site Experts

  • National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC)
    NIWRC is a national agency dedicated to addressing sexual and domestic violence and safety for Indian women and children and understanding the issues and challenges facing tribal and Indian communities with regard to violence against Indian women including sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. NIWRC has provided valuable consultation, training and education for NTC staff and Project Team members regarding Hopi tribal culture and integration of NTC services at Hopi Health Care Center.
  • United States Department of Navy
    The Navy supports the 2012 Strategic Direction to the Joint Force on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response  “Sexual Assaults endanger our own, violate our professional culture and core values, erode readiness and team cohesion and violate the sacred trust and faith of those who serve and whom we serve.” The Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) and the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) and the Navy Medicine Information Systems Support Activity (NAVMISSA) have provided information and assistance to the project throughout the process of launching of the two Navy sites.
  • Massachusetts Department of Corrections (DOC)
    In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, the Massachusetts Department of Correction seeks to eliminate sexual assaults among inmates. Representatives of the SANE program assist the DOC in training investigators who seek to deter and respond to sexual assault in prisons. Representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Corrections have offered valuable insight into prison communities and potential avenues for partnerships with a correctional facility
  • Massachusetts State Office of Rural Health
    The Massachusetts State Office of Rural Health, an Office within the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention (BCHAP) at the Department of Public Health has offered valuable experts regarding the unique needs of rural populations.

Rape Crisis/Advocacy Partners

  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
    RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE ) in partnership with more than 1,100 local sexual assault service providers across the country, the Online Hotline, and the DoD Safe Helpline through a contract with the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. RAINN has facilitated bringing the survivor voice into specific project decisions such as the choice of the NTC logo.
  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
    BARCC’s mission is to end sexual violence through healing and social change. As one of the first rape crisis centers in the country they have engaged in this mission for over 40 years. BARCC is a national leader in the movement; providing individual services to survivors, families and communities and creating system and policy change. Representatives from the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center have assisted our remote pilot sites in cultivating stronger relationships with local rape crisis centers and improving advocacy response.

This information is provided by the Violence Prevention and Intervention Services within the Department of Public Health.