Safe Communities

Safe Communities

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Safe States Alliance
(770) 690-9000

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Safe Communities America is the U.S. arm of the international Safe Communities movement that is affiliated with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Community Safety Promotion. Safe Communities is a proven community coalition-based approach to injury reduction involving all community sectors including businesses, civic organizations, local government, non-profits, and local residents. Safe Communities America is a program of the National Safety Council, which is committed to saving lives and preventing injuries in the U.S. at the community level.

The training will allow you to: * Be able to increase their knowledge and awareness of the Safe Communities program * Learn the history of Safe Communities America * Understand the process for achieving a Safe Community designation; and * Understand the impact the Safe Community designation has had on several communities.

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Topics: Unintentional Injury
  • Drug overdose (including prescriptions)
  • Falls
  • Pedestrian injury
Topics: Violence/Intentional Injury
  • Suicide
Topics: Cross-Cutting
  • Evaluation
  • Smart growth/community design
Core Competencies: Public Health
  • Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Financial Planning and Management Skills
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention
  • 1. Ability to DESCRIBE and EXPLAIN injury and/or violence as a major social and health problem
  • 2. Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence DATA
  • 3. Ability to DESIGN and IMPLEMENT injury and/or violence prevention activities
  • 4. Ability to EVALUATE injury and/or violence prevention activities
CHES Areas of Responsibility
  • Area II: Plan Health Education/Promotion
  • Area IV: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion
  • Area V: Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion
CPH Core Areas
  • Environmental Health Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas
  • Programs Planning
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