Community Violence

Nov 20, 2018
A shooting yesterday at Mercy Hospital in Chicago left four people dead, including two hospital workers, a police officer and the shooter.
Nov 19, 2019
Project Ujima at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee helps survivors of youth violence heal. Read more about the 2019 NOVA Award winner and apply for the 2020 award by Monday, Nov. 25.
Oct 18, 2019
The AHA today urged Senate appropriators to support federal funding for research and education to reduce violence in communities.
Oct 3, 2019
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today held a field hearing in Chicago on the public health impact of gun violence, the role of research and prevention approaches.
Sep 13, 2019
As cornerstones of your communities, hospital and health system leaders have the unique authority to lead initiatives to reduce the risk for violence and advocate for advancing health.
Aug 16, 2019
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the important role AHA member hospitals and health system leaders play in advocating for the field. This week, I’ll tell you exactly what we’re advocating for when Congress returns in September … and how you can help.  
Aug 9, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services offers a resource to help health care providers and others prepare for and respond to mass violence events such as the recent shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
Aug 5, 2019
Like all Americans, we watched with shock and heavy hearts as news came in this weekend of the tragic events in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
Aug 5, 2019
Hospitals treated dozens of victims from mass shootings this weekend at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and hours later in downtown Dayton, Ohio, which together killed at least 31 people.
Apr 29, 2019
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released its proceedings from a workshop sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and the AHA last October on health system interventions to prevent firearm injury and death.