All social and community ills seem to eventually find their way to the hospital. Certainly the results of violence do.

On June 9, Hospitals Against Violence Hope (#HAVhope) Friday will focus national attention on hospitals’ efforts to end violence with a digital media campaign – shared tweets, posted photos and other online efforts.

It’s part of the AHA’s effort to raise awareness about how hospitals and health systems are working to reduce violence in their communities and in their facilities. Our “Hospitals Against Violence” web page offers examples of innovative examples to tackle the problem, as well as tools and resources that can help support your role in reducing violence.

Please join our digital media campaign and demonstrate your commitment to addressing violence in whatever form it takes. Make no mistake. Reducing violence needs to be a top priority for every hospital and health system across America. Because no matter how one measures it, the cost of violence is simply too high to pay.

Related News Articles

Insights and Analysis
Also in this weekly roundup of health-related news: treatment options scarce as meth deaths flare; app makes donating blood easier
Insights and Analysis
Effingham, Ill.-based St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital addresses diabetic patients’ social risk factors; Adventist Health White Memorial Diabetes Program in Los…
Headline
Virginia hospitals and health systems provided nearly $3.3 billion in community benefit and other support in 2017, according to the latest annual report by the…
Insights and Analysis
The secret to healthy, long lives lies in their social determinants. Six hospitals in a vulnerable area of Chicago pooled resources and ideas to address those…
Insights and Analysis
Also in this weekly roundup of health news: AHA president and CEO Rick Pollack speaks to HealthLeaders about the association’s year ahead; digital health…
Blog
Last week’s Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care brought together individuals across the health…