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.
Additional #HAVhope Friday resources