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We mourn the terrible loss of life in Uvalde, Texas, and join others in the health care community in an urgent call for action to improve gun safety and reduce gun violence as necessary measures to protect public health.

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The president met with a group of bipartisan lawmakers to discuss his $2 trillion American Jobs Plan infrastructure proposal; other lawmakers have expressed interest in a less costly, more targeted package. The Senate Committee on Finance is expected to advance two Biden administration nominees.

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The House will vote as early as tonight to extend the moratorium on the 2 percent Medicare sequester cut; CMS has held provider claims in anticipation of this bill passing. Meanwhile, lawmakers continue conversations on infrastructure funding and workplace violence prevention.

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Recent police-involved killings reflect a legacy of injustice and racism that also poses an urgent public health threat. It is incumbent upon health care professionals and systems to confront this and to overcome the inequities that afflict racial and ethnic minorities.

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The House is scheduled to vote on a continuing resolution that would extend federal funding through Dec. 20 and further delay a scheduled $4 billion cut to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments; House impeachment hearings continue.

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Through community outreach and the Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative, Sinai Health System works to find place-based solutions to gun violence.

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The guidance lists warning signs for which hospital staff should be aware, recommendations for active shooter responses, and suggested protective measures.

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Participants heard how programs at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Regional One Health target social determinants of health to help victims of interpersonal violence recover, decrease violence-related reinjury, and reduce recidivism.

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Interpersonal violence is considered a social determinant of health; several association members have worked to reduce such violence as part of community-integrated health care.

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Learn how interpersonal violence can affect patients and discuss the value of hospital-based intervention programs.

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The testimony was submitted for a House Committee on Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on strengthening the national trauma system.

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Site for hospitals and other health care facilities reflects violent incident rate four times higher than other sectors

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AHA resource developed as part of the Community Connections Initiative

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SFGH's program targets victims of interpersonal/youth violence who are aged 10 to 30

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Wishard's violence prevention programming has cut recidivism and created a safer community

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HHC connects resources to high-risk youth in many settings—from the ED to the basketball court

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Alameda's Caught in the Crossfire program has become a national model for violence intervention

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Denver Health’s AIM project helps victims of violence overcome trauma and lead less risky lives

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BMC aims to equip victims of violence with the skills they need to avoid future high-risk situations

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