Workplace Safety

Hospitals engage in an array of collaborative activities designed to improve the quality and safety of the care they provide. A safe practice environment for staff, patients and families is imperative to the delivery of quality care.

These AHA organizations help improve quality and safety in hospitals and health systems across the nation. Explore their resources:

Workforce Library

AHA divisions devoted to advancing workforce issues:

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Violence in health care settings should never be accepted as “part of the job.”
AHA Letter to Representatives Larry Bucshon and Madeleine Dean expressing support for the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (H.R. 2584),
AHA letter to Senators Joe Manchin and Marco Rubio voicing support for the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (S. 2768),
Hospitals are working on workplace violence prevention using technology and training to mitigate risk and redesigning facilities to prioritize safety.
Moderated by HAV advisory group member, Kurt Barwis, president and CEO of Bristol (Conn.) Health, representatives from The Joint Commission and the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety provide field intelligence, discuss proven security technologies and give an update on TJC…
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.
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.
Caregivers and other health care professionals are the heart of our nation’s health care system and deserve an environment free from violence. Hospitals are places of healing, which is why they are using a range of innovative strategies to create safer spaces for their workers and patients,…
On Friday, AHA led the seventh annual #HAVhope Friday, part of its Hospital Against Violence initiative, to focus national attention on ending all forms of violence in our workplaces and communities.