Interventions for Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare: A Workforce First Strategy

April 26, 2023 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM PT

This session will navigate a human centered approach to violence prevention. We will explore Workplace Violence Prevention interventions including practical approaches to workforce wellness, continuous monitoring systems and skill building. We will share our experience and current initiatives to reduce the impact of violence in healthcare to spark conversation and share ideas you can apply in your workplace.


Presentation topics include:

  • Understand different approaches and strategies for workplace violence prevention interventions to include the following areas:
    • Administrative (policies, procedures & reporting)
    • Behavioral (skill building, debriefing and developing community and rest opportunities)
    • Controls (monitoring, environmental assessment, panic buttons, mirrors & locks)
  • Appreciate practical implementation best practices and challenges in healthcare.
  • Recognize the cultural elements of a workforce first and continuous readiness approach to workplace violence prevention in healthcare.  

Wednesday, April 26, 2023: 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. (PT)

Danielle Kehler, JD
Interim Lead of Human Resources
UC Davis Health

Danielle Kehler joined UC Davis Health in August 2019, where she serves as a Director in Human Resources. She oversees Employee & Labor Relations and Workplace Violence Prevention across a healthcare system with over 16,000 employees. Prior to joining UC Davis, she worked for the Veterans Health Administration for ten years, serving in a variety of capacities including Practice Management, Director of Organizational Improvement and Chief of Employee & Labor Relations, in both Northern and Southern California. Danielle is a master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, Certified Mediator, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

Her favorite part of working in human resources is that the work provides infinite possibilities to explore how humans, navigate and adapt to change. When it comes to workplace violence prevention, Danielle believes investing in employees is the best way an organization can provide a healthy working environment.

Mallory Boeckman
Employee Relations Manager
UC Davis Health

Mallory has been with the University since 2016, working in both Labor and Employee relations. She is a graduate of McGeorge Law School with a Masters of Science in Law (MSL) focused on employment and Human Resources. Mallory spends her free time with her husband and two unruly dogs, fixing up the house and learning to play the drums.

Adam Burkholder,
Workplace Violence Prevention Director
UC Davis Health

Adam joined the Workplace Violence Prevention team in 2019. Prior to joining UC Davis Health, he led the Investigations program for the Washington Medical Commission. Adam served several years in law enforcement where he held specialty unit positions, including Detective and Crisis Intervention Team Specialist. Adam holds a master’s degree in psychology and was also an adjunct faculty instructing both criminal justice and psychology courses.

Marcus Christian
Patient Support Services
UC Davis Health

Marcus is responsible for several departments and programs, including the Lift Team, Patient Transport, Safe Patient Handling, BEST Team, Mental Health Workers, Special Duty Caregivers, and Tele-Sitters. Marcus has been in healthcare for over 20 years, with most of that experience in leadership with the University. He started his career caring for adults with severe physical and developmental disabilities before transitioning into the hospital setting in 2004.

Marcus has a M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration and attended Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified Safe Patient Handling Professional and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Marcus is a community advocate who enjoys volunteering with groups including Mental Health First Sacramento, APTP Sacramento, and the Party for Socialism and Liberation Sacramento during the weekends and his free time.

HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.

Please contact CHPSO at info@chpso.org if you have any questions.