#HAVhope Friday: Day of Awareness

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Join us June 4, 2021, 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 4, the fifth annual Hospitals Against Violence #HAVhope Friday takes place, once again in the midst of nationwide mourning, anger and protests as a result of police brutality toward Black and Brown people. Nevertheless, hospitals 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.

See below for activity from #HAVhope 2021.

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.

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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 Sign

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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 2021 infographic

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




Related Resources

Issue Landing Page
Due to recent tragic events, Hospitals Against Violence has gathered for health care facilities a list of resources and tools that provide guidance on how to…
AHA letter to Representative Joe Courtney expressing concern with the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1195)
Webinar Recordings
Supporting Victims and Communities of Mass Violence Incidents Webinars  
Webinar Recordings
This webinar is the fourth in a series highlighting the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC) and expands on the topics of recovery and…
Webinar Recordings
This webinar is the third in a series highlighting the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC) and explores how hospitals and health…
Webinar Recordings
This webinar is the second in a series highlighting the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC) and sets the stage for why hospitals and…