#HAVhope Friday: Day of Awareness

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Join us June 7, 2024, for #HAVhope Friday

A national day of awareness to end violence

o #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 7, the eighth 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.

Ask Congress to Support SAVE Act to Protect Health Care Workers

The Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act is proposed federal legislation to give health care workers the same legal protections against assault and intimidation that flight crews and airport workers have under federal law. Join us and urge members of Congress to support this important legislation.

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Building a Safe Workplace and Community: A Framework for Hospital and Health System Leadership

Building a Safe Workplace and Community: Framework

Featured Resource

Building a Safe Workplace and Community: Mitigating the Risk of Violence

The American Hospital Association’s Hospitals Against Violence (HAV) initiative hosted the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM) for a facilitated dialogue to explore challenges and current strategies to mitigate the risk of violence. The discussion fostered an exchange of ideas and solutions that informed this issue brief and accompanying case studies.





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

2024 #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.