The Medical University of South Carolina’s National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center Oct. 11 received an $8.9 million grant from the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime to continue to develop evidence-based best practices, training and other resources to help communities prepare to provide timely behavioral and mental health services to victims of mass violence incidents. As part of the three-year grant, AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative will continue to work with the center to develop resources for hospital and health systems to support victims and communities impacted by mass violence incidents. The DOJ office provided funding to establish the center in fiscal year 2017.

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