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WILL Interactive and Yale New Haven Health partner to eliminate workplace sexual harassment and bullying

Yale New Haven Health has partnered with WILL Interactive to create the first-of-its-kind, interactive, harassment, sexual harassment and abusive conduct (bullying) training tool for the hospital industry.

The interactive video is designed to educate staff on how to recognize and prevent harassment in the healthcare workplace. Compliant in all 50 states, this behavior-modification system integrates storytelling and movies to create an education and training tool designed to positively influence attitudes and actions. Learners are placed in a cinematic contextual adventure in which they face real-life situations, make choices and experience consequences, allowing them to make tough decisions in a safe learning environment before encountering them in real life.

Sexual harassment and abusive conduct can impact mental and physical health, causing issues such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. When healthcare providers become victims, it puts their own health at risk, along with their patients’ safety. Harassment, sexual harassment and abusive conduct in health care can lead to adverse patient outcomes, medication errors and lower care quality. YNHHS is committed to addressing these important issues with innovative approaches and continues to do so with the launch of Common Ground Healthcare.

“While we conduct regular training on workplace harassment, this new, interactive video with real-life healthcare scenarios will help us take the education around harassment and bullying to a new level,” said Marna Borgstrom, YNHHS CEO. “We want every employee, patient and visitor to feel safe and supported by our culture, which is intolerant of harassment and abusive conduct of any kind.”