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One of the leading initiatives of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership is workplace violence prevention. To start with, let us define Workplace Violence. Research from the United States Department of Labor (2020) that workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the worksite. AONL are examples of the influence that nurses can have on safety advocacy concerning healthcare violence. To provide an example, on June 5, the fourth annual Hospitals Against Violence #HAVhope Friday takes place in the midst of nationwide mourning and protests against police brutality against black people, the tragic events that sparked these mass protests are but a few examples of the injustice and inequality in our country (American Hospital Association, 2020). In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people should be attentive that hospitals have a vital role in engaging community partners in the struggle for balance to better our societies.

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