NPHI’s groundbreaking guide to tackling domestic violence and elder abuse and NEVER AGAIN

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day,

June 15


The new guide equips caregivers with lifesaving information to detect abuse and enable them to protect older people



June 13, 2024

/PRNewswire/ — In advance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) this weekend, the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) and NO MORE are proud to announce the release of a new educational resource Fri

Break the silence

a comprehensive guide that represents a significant step towards tackling domestic violence, elder abuse and neglect among vulnerable groups.

The guide provides insight into the incidence and different forms of violence. It offers steps to identify signs of harassment, supports health care providers in investigating and responding to suspected harassment, and provides information on resources available to victims, caregivers, and families.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the guide:

  • Defining and identifying types of violence

  • Recognizing the signs of violence

  • Advice on what doctors/clinicians can do

Tom Koutsoumpasa

CEO of NPHI, emphasized the importance of this new resource in improving patient care:

“This guide exemplifies NPHI’s commitment to providing exceptional patient care. By equipping caregivers and healthcare workers with the knowledge to identify and respond to signs of violence, we are taking a significant step towards protecting our most vulnerable populations.”

The release of this resource comes today, ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).

June 15

, emphasizes the importance of this initiative. Recognized by the United Nations General Assembly, WEAAD is committed to speaking out against the violence and suffering inflicted on older generations, raising awareness and promoting a better understanding of the issues surrounding elder abuse.

“Addressing the intersection of domestic violence and elder abuse requires a multi-faceted approach, as this important resource highlights. The alarming prevalence of these problems requires greater awareness, better screening practices and stronger support networks. At NO MORE, we are committed to: eliminating these forms of violence and harassment by educating communities, advocating for policy changes, and supporting survivors. It is time to take collective action to ensure that every person lives a life free from fear and harm.”

he stated

Pamela Zaballa

President of the NO MORE Foundation.

Under the leadership of Dr.

Cameron Muir

, Chief Innovation Officer at NPHI, and in partnership with NO MORE, a global initiative to end domestic violence and sexual assault, this guide demonstrates NPHI’s commitment to patient care and support. NPHI is a leading advocate for nonprofit advanced disease, hospice and palliative care services. NO MORE’s expertise further enriches the resources, strengthening their impact and effectiveness in raising awareness and supporting needed change.

“Domestic violence remains a pervasive epidemic, affecting 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men, causing profound trauma to patients, families and staff alike. This invaluable resource will enable countless people to identify signs of violence and take decisive action to stay safe and provide much-needed support.”

said Carole Fisher, president of NPHI, who highlighted the alarming statistics and the impact of violence, especially domestic violence.

The new guide aims to address the “silent epidemic” of domestic violence and elder abuse that is often underestimated, as well as educate on the importance of trauma-informed care, especially in end-of-life situations. The guide also highlights the importance of screening and education, particularly in populations with cognitive disorders such as dementia.

“By sharing these resources and raising awareness, we can work to create a safer and more compassionate world for all

Tom Koutsoumpasa

he stated.

More information about this resource can be found at

National Partnership for Innovation in Health Care and Hospice


is a membership organization of over 100 non-profit organizations integrated with the community of hospice and palliative care providers. These members are committed to ensuring that patients and their families have access to care that reflects their individual goals, values ​​and preferences. Representing suppliers from 38 states and

District of Columbia

, NPHI and its members help design more innovative and effective care models, advocate for comprehensive and community-integrated care tailored to each person’s individual needs, and build collaboration among national thought leaders, policymakers and other health care stakeholders to improve hospice care. More information about NPHI on the website


NO MORE Foundation (“NO MORE”)

is committed to ending domestic and sexual violence by raising awareness, inspiring action and driving cultural change. With over 1,500 allied organizations and state, local and international chapters, Project NO MORE ignites grassroots activism, encouraging everyone – women and men, youth and adults, from all walks of life – to be part of the solution. The Foundation creates and makes public awareness campaigns, educational resources and community organizing tools available free of charge to anyone who wants to stop and prevent violence. First launched in 2013, Project NO MORE brings together the largest coalition of support groups, service providers, government agencies, large corporations, universities, communities and individuals, all under a common brand and unifying symbol supporting a world free from violence. Find out more at


Matt Wilkinson

Director of Communications, NPHI

+1 (801) 615-4207

[email protected]

Toby Graff

Communication Consultant, NEVER AGAIN

[email protected]

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