Workplace violence has gained recognition as a distinct category of violent crime

We need your help!

April 2015 At our urging, State Rep Bruce Ayers has introduced HB #1164 bill to stiffen the penalties for those convicted of assault on healthcare workers by changing it from a misdemeanor to a felony.

Please call, email or write your local representative and urge him or her
to support this bill!

Find your local Rep Read HB #1164

About Us

Our Founding Team

Stop Healthcare Violence was originally founded in 2009 by three nursing professionals who worked in inpatient and outpatient settings for many years.

All three had been assaulted.

All three had watched co-workers be subject to assault as well.

They felt it was time to stop the violence against healthcare workers. More

"Workplace violence is an act of aggression directed toward persons at work or on duty and ranges from offensive or threatening language to homicide..." Read more

What is Workplace Violence?

"Workplace violence is an act of aggression directed toward persons at work or on duty and ranges from offensive or threatening language to homicide. Workplace violence is commonly understood as any physical assault, emotional or verbal abuse, or threatening, harassing, or coercive behavior in the work setting that causes physical or emotional harm. -National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) More

What Can Be Done?

Learn More, Get Involved

Stop Healthcare Violence provides education and advocacy.

We are available to speak at your venue or organization, as well as provide guidance to walk you through the process of filing criminal charges and understanding the legal system. More