Benefits of Serving as a Champion
- Gain an opportunity to take on a leadership role within the fracture clinic

- Learn new knowledge and clinical skills that will contribute to improved patient care

- Develop and refine medical education skills

- Obtain CME credit for participating in the local intimate partner violence champion training

- Become an advocate for women who are living in vulnerable and dangerous situations

- Contribute to a growing movement focused on breaking the silence around gender-based violence and abuse

Requirements to Serve as a Champion
Any orthopaedic surgeon, resident, allied HCP, or non-HCP staff who sees patients in the fracture clinic can become a local IPV champion. Champions should however, be individuals who have:

1. An interest in supporting women experiencing abuse

2. Adequate time to devote to the role

3. The ability to engage fracture clinic team members to participate in the training

Responsibilities of Serving as a Champion
Local IPV champions will be provided with specialized training from the EDUCATE team that focusses on how to identify and respond to IPV within the fracture clinic setting as well as the EDUCATE program curriculum. The champion training takes 1.5 hours to complete (click here to view upcoming champion training sessions). Once local IPV champions have received training, they will be responsible for tailoring the program materials to their fracture clinic and delivering the EDUCATE program at their fracture clinic.

Program Implementation Guide for Champions
The Program Implementation Guide for Champions is a resource that provides information about how to implement the EDUCATE program at individual fracture clinics. It also offers tips to help champions make the experience a success.