CHA News Article

Hospitals Unite to Combat Violence in National Day of Awareness
Human Resources Executives, Public Relations Staff

This Friday, hospitals nationwide will support #HAVhope Friday, a digital media campaign to focus national attention on preventing and ending violence. Sponsored by the American Hospital Association (AHA), the initiative shines a light on how hospitals, health systems, and their caregivers work every day to end violence in their communities and protect their employees from workplace violence.

The campaign asks supporters to use the hashtag #HAVhope on social media and share photos from their organizations’ anti-violence prevention programs.

In addition, hospitals are encouraged to use this sample message on social media: Join hospitals and health systems in standing up to violence on June 7. Learn about #HAVhope and how to participate: http://ow.ly/IQQs30iHtPq.

AHA has also posted a digital toolkit to assist providers in their advocacy efforts. More information is available on the AHA website and in this explanatory video.

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