Community Violence

Community violence is a serious issue that affects many people across the United States. The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence (HAV) initiative is dedicated to ending violence in our communities and helping hospital employees manage the impact of violence, whether at home, on the job, or in their neighborhoods.

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Issue Brief

Trauma Support

This issue brief examines trauma support for hospital and health system team members. It was developed from discussions the HAV Advisory Group had with the Medical University of South Carolina’s National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC) team about the challenges and opportunities to provide trauma support to health care workers following an incident or threat of violence.

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