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Preventing and managing violence in the healthcare setting

New York’s hospitals and health systems are committed to providing safe and welcoming environments for all who enter their doors. HANYS works with our members to provide education and sharing of best practices and protocols and to advocate for resources and policies that help protect patients and the healthcare workforce.


HANYS, with input from our behavioral health workgroup, produced an issue brief on the major increase in the number of healthcare workers being threatened or seriously injured by patients or visitors. Issue brief explores the many measures hospitals and health systems have taken to create safer and more respectful environments and urges state and federal lawmakers to take specific actions to help deter violence and protect healthcare workers and their patients. 

HANYS, in partnership with experts from NYC Health + Hospitals, the Center for Discovery and University of Rochester Medical Center, developed a one-page summary of ways hospitals can support patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities experiencing behavioral challenges.


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