U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Workplace Violence Prevention Presentation: Best Practices in Health Care Environments

Presentation by Lynn Van Male, PhD (Director, Workplace Violence Prevention Program at Veterans Affairs) at The Joint Commission on August 30, 2018.

Behavioral Threat Management and Violence Prevention Program

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Develop a Veterans Health Administration (VHA)-wide Intranet-based and secure reporting system for incidents of disruptive, threatening, and violent behavior involving both patients and employees.
  • Develop a “community of practice” among the Disruptive Behavior Committees that have been formed in most VHA facilities.