Hospitals Against Violence

Our communities must work together to combat all forms of violence, now viewed as one of the major public health and safety issues throughout the country. Community action programs such as those being undertaken by our nation's hospitals and health systems (alone and with others) are needed now more than ever to help address violence and the toll it takes on our communities and hospital colleagues.

Explore this webpage for information on national, state and local efforts 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.


An Overview on the Hospitals Against Violence Initiative

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