Hospitals Against Violence

Jun 12, 2018
Claire Zangerle could never have predicted just how much leaving her position as chief nursing officer at the Cleveland Clinic to become the president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Ohio would change her life. “I don’t think I would have had the opportunities I have had…
Jun 8, 2018
Violence – in its many forms – is a major public health challenge. The women and men of America’s hospitals and health systems experience first-hand the devastating impact violence has on individuals’ lives and health every day. And they see how violence can ripple through a community, affecting…
May 21, 2018
The tragic events last Friday in Santa Fe, TX, remind us, violence is all too present in our communities. Our hearts go out to all those affected … students, teachers, families, friends, first responders, caregivers, clergy and more. Once again, we’ve been stunned by a senseless act and we weep.…
May 3, 2018
In a LinkedIn piece this week, Providence St. Joseph Health President and CEO Rod Hochman, M.D., a member of the AHA Board of Trustees, explains why the Renton, WA-based health system has made it a priority to help end human trafficking, including forced prostitution. “For many victims of sex…
May 2, 2018
The Class of 2020 profiles the women and men who joined the AHA board this year. AHA Board Member Candice L. Saunders, president and CEO of Atlanta, GA-based WellStar Health System, has always had a passion to help others. It was this sense of purpose that prompted her decades ago to follow her…
Apr 26, 2018
Introduction The Push to Advance Health and Safety in the Tenderloin The “Everyone Deserves a Home” mural symbolizes the universal desire for a place of one’s own, rooted in community and connected to nature. REGISTER: JUNE 13 WEBINAR Innovations in Hospital and Community Health Partnerships CASE STUDY PDFs Printable PDFs of the case studies
By Bob Kehoe Overview Harsh realities intersect in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. One-third of the Tenderloin’s nearly 35,000 residents live below the federal poverty level. Only 7 percent own a home compared with one-third citywide. At least 60 percent of the city’s homeless…
Apr 18, 2018
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About four years ago, when the forces of gentrification and revitalization of San Francisco’s Market Street shopping district were in full swing, those in the nearby impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood felt a different kind of change. Drug trade in the Tenderloin, already strong before the Market…
Apr 17, 2018
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With their mission to improve health and safety in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, the Saint Francis Foundation and the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership and community groups didn’t take long in early 2014 to identify one large impediment to their goals. The Big Boy Market at the…
Apr 17, 2018
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Tenderloin residents, particularly children, face an abundance of everyday challenges. Students getting to and from school or after-school programs sometimes have to travel sidewalks crowded with drug dealers and users, the homeless and others. Kate Robinson, program director for the Tenderloin…
Apr 16, 2018
As part of the AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative, the association is asking hospitals and health systems to submit photos by May 1 showing their commitment to combating violence. AHA will use the photos online to promote the June 8 #HAVhope Day of Awareness. Hospitals can view more…