Workplace Violence Prevention

Hospitals and health systems are committed to continually making their communities and workplaces safer. Key to that is preventing violence within hospitals ensuring the safety of staff and patients.

Through the Hospitals Against Violence initiative, AHA is highlighting successful programs and practices including preparedness drills, de-escalation training and a host of other initiatives that vary but meet the needs of their communities and their colleagues.


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Preventing Workplace Violence


Workplace Violence Prevention Resources

AHA Resources AONE’s Guiding Principles for Mitigating Violence in Workplace Toolkit AONE Workplace Violence Resources ASHHRA Toolkit ASHRM Health Care Facility Workplace Violence Risk Assessment Tool Health Facilities Management – 2018 Hospital Security Survey AHA’s Hospitals Ag...

AHA Members in Action

Active Shooter Protocol - King’s Daughters’ Hospital - ED Shooting Reveals Protocol Strengths and Areas for Improvement (September 2018) INTEGRIS Health – Significant Threats: Domestic Violence and Forensic Patients consists of a Threat Assessment Guide, employee training, and procedur...

Related Resources

Letter/Comment
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AHA letter to the House Committee on Education and Labor regarding H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act.
Case Studies
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Violence is a significant public health issue and of great concern to hospitals caring for victims of violence.
Case Studies
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ED Shooting Reveals Protocol Strengths and Areas for Improvement King’s Daughters’ Hospital | Madison, Ind.
Case Studies
Case studies that showcase what members are doing to prevent violence in the workplace.
Podcasts
Mark Berg, UT MD Anderson’s Director of the Employee Assistance Program talks about the 2-STOP program, a multi-disciplinary response team that is
Podcasts
This Workforce Center podcast features Meg Fallows, Volunteer Coordinator at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington, who speaks abo