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The National Safety Council, as a certifying center for the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion’s Safe Communities program, is responsible for developing and implementing ongoing evaluations of Safe Communities in order to ensure that they continue to adhere to the best practices of safety promotion and violence prevention as outlined by the Safe Community program indicators. In this capacity, NSC assists Safe Community coalitions in the United States to conduct an annual survey of their partners in which the goal is to establish measurable indicators of coalition functioning and, ultimately, improve the collaborative process within the coalitions.
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Congratulations to Lycoming on their one-year Safe Communities anniversary
Being designated as a Safe Community is no easy task. A community must demonstrate, through a rigorous application process, that they are dedicated to the safety of all its citizens. Often it takes a year or more to complete the process including an international site visit.
The Safe Communities America network and communities around the world consists of communities that have demonstrated leadership in safety promotion and injury prevention. Each community has made an investment to ensure that their community is a safe place to live, work and visit.
It is quite an honor to be designated. In 2010, Lycoming County was the 201st community in the world to be designated. Lycoming County should be very proud of its achievement. And now Lycoming County is celebrating its one-year anniversary. You have continued to demonstrate your commitment to your citizens and your tradition of safety.
I encourage everyone in Lycoming County to continue to be a role model for other communities in Pennsylvania, in the US, and around the world. You have demonstrated what can happen if a community works together. Spread the word!
Safe Communities America
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