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Safe Communities


Tuesday, October 16, 2012 
2:00 – 3:30 PM EST 


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.



Learning objectives for webinar:

  • 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. 


Featured presenters:

  • Donna Stein-Harris, Senior Director, Safe Communities America- National Safety Council
  • Cheryl Wittke, MPA, Executive Director, Safe Communities of Madison/Dane County, Wisconsin
  • Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Director, Emory University Center for Injury Control
  • Steve Sparrow, BS, Kentucky Safety and Prevention Alignment Network (KSPAN) Coordinator for the Kentucky injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC)
  • Genia McKee, Coordinator of Kentucky Safe Communities at the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky

Moderated by David Sullivan, Program Consultant at the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.


A recording and resources from the training are below: 

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