CDC blog with AHA, NIOSH, AHRQ underscores intersection of workplace violence, mental health and well-being | AHA News – American Hospital Association

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention May 29 published a blog co-authored by AHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, highlighting efforts by federal agencies and the hospital field to address the mental health and well-being of health care workers following incidents of workplace violence. The blog contains several resources, such as AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence Initiative, the Building a Safer Workplace and Community infographic, and information about #HAVhope Friday on June 7, and additional resources from NIOSH, AHRQ, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and The Joint Commission. AHA contributors are: Robyn Begley, AHA’s chief nursing officer and CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership; Elisa Arespacochaga, AHA’s vice president of clinical affairs and workforce; Priscilla Ross, AHA’s executive director of executive branch relations and senior director of federal relations; and Megan E. Schaefer, AHA’s group vice president of governance. 

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