Community Violence

American Hospital Association content on community violence and actions hospitals and health systems can take to prevent violence in their communities.

The Health Resources and Services Administration should classify as essential 15 health care services related to intimate partner violence, according to a report released Jan. 11 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Community violence is a serious issue that affects many people across the United States. The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence (HAV) initiative is dedicated to ending violence in our communities.
In 2021, the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals Against Violence (HAV) Advisory Group developed the Building a Safe Workplace and Community framework to guide health care leaders in their efforts to prevent and mitigate violence.
President Biden Sept. 22 established the first White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention to reduce gun violence.
Kaiser Permanente, an integrated health care provider based in California, yesterday committed $25 million over five years to expand its recently established center to prevent gun injuries and death through care innovation, research, education and partnership.
Founded in 1829, Regional One Health is the oldest health system in Tennessee. With an acute care hospital and several specialty and outpatient facilities across Memphis, Regional One Health cares for some of the most traumatic and complex cases in the region.
Over 1,000 hospitals and health associations, including the AHA, have joined a national public awareness campaign launched by Northwell Health to encourage parents to ask family and friends if firearms are safely stored in their home.
Chethan Sathya, M.D., a pediatric trauma surgeon and director of Northwell Health's Center for Gun Violence Research, talks with Laura Castellanos, associate director of AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative, about the cost of gun violence to hospitals and health systems as they treat a…
Each day, more than 300 Americans are shot, and, according to the CDC, more than 110 are killed by gunfire. T
Northwell Health’s Gun Violence Prevention Learning Collaborative for Hospitals and Health Systems July 27 hosted a session on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.