Hospitals Against Violence


 

The Hospitals Against Violence Initiative (HAV) is sharing examples and best practices with the field, with a particular emphasis on youth violence prevention, workplace violence prevention and combatting human trafficking. Explore this page to learn more about effective prevention strategies and program development on national, state and local levels 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 hospitalsagainstviolence@aha.org.

 


 

Hospitals Against Violence News

The Hospitals Against Violence Initiative (HAV) is sharing examples and best practices with the field, with a particular emphasis on youth violence prevention, workplace violence prevention and combating human trafficking. Explore this page for the latest news and events pertaining ...

Youth Violence Prevention

Youth violence is a significant public health problem that affects thousands of young people each day and in turn, their families, schools, and communities.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth violence can take different forms including fights, bullyin...

#HAVhope Friday: Day of Awareness

Join us June 3, 2022, 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 3, the sixth annual Hospitals Against...

Active Shooter Incidents in Health Care Settings

According to the FBI, two of the 28 active shooter incidents in 2019 occurred in health care facilities. These terrifying events are unpredictable and present unique challenges in health care settings, including presence of hazardous materials, restricted access areas, large open facili...

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