Hospitals Against Violence

A new AHA infographic explains the need for Congress to enact the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (H.R. 2584/S. 2768), bipartisan legislation that would give health care workers federal protections from workplace violence similar to the current protections for airport and…
Members of Congress and hospital and physician leaders Jan. 30 highlighted at a Capitol Hill briefing how the bipartisan Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (H.R. 2584/S. 2768) would help protect health care workers from violence, alleviate workforce challenges and sustain…
In a Jan. 24 letter, AHA and other national hospital organizations voiced support for the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (H.R. 2584/S. 2768), bipartisan legislation that would provide federal protections for health care workers similar to those that apply to aircraft and…
A webinar presented Dec. 7 by AHA's Hospital Against Violence initiative features discussion about facility safety and security strategies and the technologies that aim to mitigate workforce and workplace violence.
A new issue brief from AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative offers proven strategies and action steps to help hospitals and health systems provide trauma support to their workforce after an incident or threat of violence.
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.
The Medical University of South Carolina’s National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center Oct. 11 received an $8.9 million grant from the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime to continue to develop evidence-based best practices, training and other resources to help communities…
Since 2020 the health care workforce has faced a sharp increase in workplace violence.
Hospitals are places of healing, health and hope. They strive to create safe spaces for the patients and communities they serve and the dedicated team members who work there each and every day.
AHA’s Trustee Services and Hospitals Against Violence teams have released a new brief to raise awareness about violence as a public health issue with hospital and health system boards