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Safe Communities Volume 13 Issue 4

Rebecca Mitchell

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(4) 75 - 76 Published: 2002

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Rebecca Mitchell


Safe Communities is a World Health Organization community-based model that offers communities a collaborative approach to managing injury prevention and safety promotion. Its key feature is the creation of a local infrastructure for addressing injury and safety priorities. This infrastructure is created through partnerships between stakeholders who share a vested interest in improving the standard of their community’s safety. Local solutions are developed to address the local concerns about injuries, accidents, and safety.