Ohio State University Incident: Preparedness Resources for Addressing Active Shooter Events

Based on the recent reports from several media outlets, a knife attack occurred yesterday morning on the Ohio State University campus, leaving 11 hospitalized and one killed (the assailant). This occurrence is now being investigated as a potential act of terrorism. In the wake of yesterday’s event and other similar incidents happening within the last six months, NACCHO remains committed to providing resources for organizations to help in their response to this ongoing public health challenge. To support its member public health departments, NACCHO is sharing resources, training, and guidance related to Suspicious Activity Training, Active Shooter and Explosive Device, Psychological First Aid, and Risk Communications. Below we provide a consolidated list of related resources for public health and healthcare communities.

Suspicious Activity and Active Shooter Resources 

Risk Communications Resources

Psychological First Aid and Mental Health Resources 

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