Combating Violence using Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (Webinar)

Held May 31, 2017


The American Hospital Association's Hospitals Against Violence initiative invites you to this webinar to learn how hospitals and health systems can help to combat community violence using Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (HVIPs).

Violence prevention and intervention programs are a powerful way to stop the revolving door of violent injury in our hospitals and communities. And a growing number of hospitals across the country are incorporating violence intervention into their service plans using HVIPs. Engaging patients in the hospital, during their recovery, is a golden opportunity to improve lives and reduce retaliation and recidivism. The work continues once patients are released and provides a support network for outpatient care and other needs.

Please join us to hear more about HVIPs and coordinated efforts to push this work and research forward.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe HVIPs and the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP) and their role in violence prevention and intervention
  • Identify the benefits of HVIPs for hospitals and the communities they serve


Linnea Ashley, MPH is the national training and advocacy director at Youth ALIVE!, where she manages research projects on trauma informed practices for people who experience violent trauma and advocates on the local and state level for violence prevention measures. Ashley is also the managing director for the NNHVIP, a network that brings together violence prevention and intervention programs to share knowledge, develop best practices, collaborate on research, and affect policy change. In that role, she manages working groups, organizes technical assistance for new and emerging programs, and is part of the planning team for their annual conference. These areas contribute to her role as project director for the Healing Justice Alliance (HJA). HJA brings together Youth ALIVE!, NNHVIP, Cure Violence, and the Berkeley Media Studies Group to provide technical assistance and training to programs around the country that are providing support to male survivors of violence.