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.
Jun 24, 2022
The House today voted to pass bipartisan legislation to help reduce gun violence in communities.
Jun 14, 2022
The AHA supports this bipartisan package to help reduce violence in our communities.
Jun 2, 2022
Rick Pollack, AHA’s president and CEO, issued a statement in response to the shooting that took place on the campus of Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla.
May 25, 2022
Every day, hospitals and health systems across the country respond to the trauma caused by gun violence. Through the AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative, we have partnered with the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center to provide resources and support surrounding incidents of…
May 20, 2022
AHA will make a donation to the fund.
Oct 28, 2021
The AHA sent a letter of support for the Preventing and Addressing Trauma with Health Services (PATHS) Act (S. 2873), a Senate bill that would provide grants for high-quality, culturally competent trauma support and mental health services for individuals in communities affected by gun violence. The…
Oct 20, 2021
Workplace violence spurred AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence advisory group to create a framework to support hospitals’, health systems’ and security leaders’ efforts to safeguard staff and patients, writes Mary Beth Kingston, R.N., chair of the group, chief nurse officer at Advocate Aurora Health…
Oct 19, 2021
Workplace violence spurred AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence advisory group to create a framework to support hospitals’, health systems’ and security leaders’ efforts to safeguard staff and patients, writes Mary Beth Kingston, R.N., chair of the group, chief nurse officer at Advocate Aurora Health…
Apr 30, 2021
Due to recent tragic events, Hospitals Against Violence has gathered for health care facilities a list of resources and tools that provide guidance on how to prepare and respond to an active shooter incident.