Polaris Health Directions Awarded Grant from NICHD

Langhorne, PA (Sept. 15, 2006)- Polaris has been awarded a Phase I SBIR grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for an outcome management system for use in women’s health centers and domestic violence agencies.

The system will provide decision support for the treatment of women experiencing domestic violence and co-morbid mental health disorders. It will enable treatment team members (nurses, medical advocates, physicians, social workers, counselors, outreach workers) to identify women who need immediate mental health or domestic violence interventions for themselves and their children, and monitor recovery from the effects of domestic violence. 

Dr. Linda Toche-Manley will serve as Principal Investigator for the project.

For more information, send an e-mail to moreinfo@polarishealth.com.