What is Safe Communities?
Safe Communities America® is an accreditation program of the National Safety Council that supports and recognizes communities across the U.S. committed to improving safety at the community level. The Safe Communities model is a long standing approach to reducing injuries and deaths. It works through engaging local partners who care about safety, using data to identify leading causes of injury, making a plan to address the issues using proven methods and measuring success.
Jessamine County Safe Communities Coalition
The Jessamine County Safe Communities Coalition is a collaboration of community partners that are committed to improving six safety issues through three workgroups:
1.) Drug Overdose and Suicide
2.) Older Adult Falls and Workplace Safety
3.) Emergency Preparedness and Motor Vehicle Deaths
The coalition is currently made up of over 50 partners that meet quarterly as a whole group, with each workgroup meeting more frequently. If you or your organization would like to be a part of the coalition, please contact coalition Co-Chair, Andrea Brown.
On February 4, 2016 Jessamine County became the 27th national and 2nd county in Kentucky to achieve Safe Communities Accreditation. Click here for the news article.
Jessamine County Safe Communities Coalition featured in the national Safe Communities Accreditation video!