WEAVE board member receives hero award


Dr. Priya Batra, a clinical psychologist who serves on the WEAVE board of directors, is being honored by The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and Human Services Coordinating Council with the Heroes of Human Services Award. She has demonstrated outstanding commitment to human services on many levels. Batra co-led a multidisciplinary taskforce that addressed the handling of domestic violence issues within the Sacramento Kaiser Permanente region. From this, Batra developed a protocol for handling domestic violence and trained hundreds of doctors in its implementation. She trained the OB/GYN medical staff – a total of 90 physicians and nurse practitioners – to identify and refer patients that might benefit from psychological intervention. The screening was expanded in 2009 to include adult medicine patients. WEAVE’s counseling services have benefited and expanded from Batra’s hands-on work with the program committee since 2004. Batra’s contributions will be celebrated at a ceremony on November 30.