WHO Names NSC Leader of U.S. 'Safe Communities' Initiative

As part of a national effort to reverse escalating injury trends through innovative community and grassroots safety efforts, the World Health Organization yesterday officially designated the National Safety Council leader of its "Safe Communities" United States initiative at the council's annual safety and health meeting in Chicago.

In its role, NSC will provide support and guidance for American communities pursuing the WHO "Safe Community" designation. Professor Leif Svanstrom, head of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion, conferred the leading role at the Chicago meeting's opening session.

Since 1989, communities around the globe have sought "Safe Community" designation. To be considered communities must demonstrate a structured approach to safety, employment of creative methods of education and environmental change, and must work in tandem with appropriate local legislation and enforcement.

"It's an honor and a privilege for the Council to be a leader in the World Health Organization's vital 'Safe Communities' movement," said NSC President and CEO Alan C. McMillan. "The organization's mission to create a safer place for people to live, work, and play is at the core of the council's work as well. Building on our experience and commitment to safety, we look forward to helping communities across the U.S. achieve 'Safe Community' status."

For more information, visit www.phs.ki.se/csp/who_introduction_en.htm.

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