"Hurt people hurt people."
Violence is a major public health and safety issues throughout the country. Community action programs, like the ones being undertaken by our nation’s hospitals and health systems (in partnership with others in their communities), are needed now more than ever to help address violence and the toll it takes on our communities and health care colleagues.
You can help by getting involved and starting the #HAVhope conversation.
Participate in NCHA's Webinar "Practical Preparedness for Workplace Violence"
Thursday, June 22, 2017 * 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Every healthcare organization should have a workplace violence prevention plan in place to help avoid a tragic event. A workplace violence prevention plan must address more than the active shooter or external threats. It should address domestic violence and bullying, as well. Webinar speakers will discuss the unique characteristics of workplace violence in healthcare, including who is at risk, the effects of violence, and risk factors and warning signs related to workplace violence. They will talk about how staff can plan and prepare for these possible situations by developing a strategy and risk analysis, as well as how to educate staff, including training and drills, response and recovery, to help staff be better prepared to help prevent, respond and recover from workplace violence.
Register today! You don’t need to be a member, but you do need to set up an NCHA account. The cost is $199.00 per connection.
Review and Implement AHA's Guidelines for Interupting the Cycle of Violence
Hospitals and care systems are uniquely positioned to play an integral role preventing violence in their communities. Evidence shows that hospital-based violence intervention programs reduce violence, save lives and decrease health care costs. The American Hospital Association has published a guide, Hospital Approaches to Interrupt the Cycle of Violence, to offer hospital leaders a model for hospital-based violence intervention that can be tailored to each community’s unique needs.
Support the National Day of Awareness
On June 9, #HAVhope Friday will focus national attention on ending all forms of violence with a digital media campaign – shared tweets, posted photos and other online efforts. Please share on social media what your hospital and/or community has done to address violence.
Download the #HAVhope picture sign, have your staff take photos with the signs, and post them to your social media accounts with the #HAVhope hashtag and any additional messaging as seen below. You can visit www.aha.org/HAV for additional resources.
Here are some sample posts and messages to get you started:
We join @AHAhospitals in highlighting the great work being done in communities across America to address violence http://owl.li/7mBf305WQoc #HAVhope
Hospitals play a role in reducing violence in their communities. Learn how we have taken action http://owl.li/euha304dDTn #HAVhope
Violence impacts nearly every community in America. Learn what some hospitals are doing to combat it http://owl.li/qdPo304dtm4 #HAVhope
Check out this guide on how hospital-based violence intervention can be tailored to a community’s unique needs http://owl.li/gT8l304dpfI #HAVhope
Interested in learning more about how to reduce violence against health care professionals in the workplace? http://owl.li/1o4m304dqfp #HAVhope
@tweetAONE and #ENA compiled a toolkit of resources on mitigating violence against health workers in the workplace, check it out here http://owl.li/yzQy304dqTb #HAVhope
- Use this helpful checklist to ensure your hospital is prepared to prevent violence against staff http://www.ashrm.org/resources/workplace_violence/index.dhtml #HAVhope