#HAVhope Friday: Day of Awareness

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Join us June 2, 2023, for #HAVhope Friday

A national day of awareness to end violence

#HAVhope is a national day of awareness to highlight how America’s hospitals and health systems combat violence in their workplaces and communities. On June 2, the seventh annual Hospitals Against Violence #HAvhope Friday hospitals and health systems continue working toward partnerships, innovations and creative thinking to foster peace and make a safer environment for workers and patients.

We invite you to share using #HAVhope what your hospital or health system is doing in this effort. By operating as a united front, our hospitals can forge a path for all to have hope.

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Members in Action — Healing Communities

Based out of Detroit Medical Center — Sinai-Grace Hospital with the Wayne State University Department of Emergency Medicine, Detroit Life is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE) was created to intervene and address the upstream factors that contribute to violence. DLIVE aims to reduce the likelihood of youth sustaining premature morbidity and mortality where homicide is the number one cause of death for Detroit residents ages 15 to 34.

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County collaborated with The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital and the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel University in Philadelphia to launch Healing Hurt People-Chicago (HHP-C), a hospital-based violence intervention program helps youth who have been violently injured heal both physically and emotionally.

Additional #HAVhope Friday resources

Digital Toolkit

doctor and girl giving elbow bump in HAVhope social media post

#HAVhope social media graphics and messages to help highlight your commitment to mitigate violence in your community or workplace and encourage others to participate.


#HAVhope Flyer

HAVhope Support Flyer

This flyer can be used to advertise for and recruit others to participate in #HAVhope Friday.


#HAVhope Sign

HAVhope campaign sign

Share a photo and your message of hope using our HAVhope sign.


Hospitals Against Violence Resources

HAV 2021 resource list

An interactive list of resources to support your efforts to end violence.



HAVhope 2022 infographic

AHA Annual Survey data shows hospitals increasing implementation of violence prevention initiatives.