Hospitals Against Violence

Hospitals Against Violence

Our communities must work together to combat all forms of violence, now viewed as one of the major public health and safety issues throughout the country. Community action programs such as those being undertaken by our nation's hospitals and health systems (alone and with others) are needed now more than ever to help address violence and the toll it takes on our communities and hospital colleagues.

Explore this webpage for information on national, state and local efforts to help end violence in our communities, and to help hospital employees cope with the impact of violence, whether at home, on the job or in their neighborhoods. We welcome your thoughts and initiatives; email us at express@aha.org.

Hospitals Against Violence Partnerships & Coalitions

AHA Information about Partnerships and Coalitions Podcast: University of Vermont Medical Center, June 2017: Speaker: Sister Patricia McKittrick, Community Health Improvement Coordinator. Sister Pat shares how University of Vermont Medical Center is building community and social cohes...

HAVhope Day of Awareness

The HAVhope Day of Awareness is an outgrowth of a project initiated by the AHA Board of Trustees to give voice to hospital efforts that combat violence in their communities and their facilities. While violence is different from one community to another, it has become a major public heal...

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