Workplace Violence

Sep 13, 2022
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health care field has experienced an increase in workplace violence. The pandemic has placed significant stress on the entire health care system, and unfortunately, in some situations, patients, visitors and family members have attacked health care…
Aug 15, 2022
Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., sponsor of the AHA-supported Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act, today participated in a roundtable discussion with Tower Health staff and others at Pottstown (Pa.) Hospital to learn more about the rise in violence and abuse against health care workers…
Aug 2, 2022
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and AHA Chief Nursing Officer and CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership Robyn Begley in an op-ed published in The Hill newspaper. 
Jun 22, 2022
Strengthening the Health Care Workforce Digital Toolkit contains social media posts and images to support your team through burnout, to address behavioral health issues, and to prevent workplace violence.
Jun 22, 2022
As we chart a new path together, we have developed this new resource – under the guidance of the AHA Board of Trustees’ Task Force on Workforce and with input from many members of the Association – to help hospitals navigate workforce challenges and opportunities, as well as highlight strategies…
Jun 14, 2022
The AHA and seven other national hospital organizations today voiced support for the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act, bipartisan legislation introduced last week.
Jun 14, 2022
AHA letter to Representatives Dean and Bucshon voicing support for their legislation, the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (H.R. 7961).
Jun 14, 2022
The AHA supports this bipartisan package to help reduce violence in our communities.
Jun 10, 2022
A number of health care organizations have taken initiatives to address this ongoing national tragedy, but active engagement is needed by more health systems and hospitals already committed to improving community health status.
Jun 9, 2022
AHA applauds Representatives Dean and Bucshon for their leadership in introducing the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act of 2022.