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Community Members' Commitment to Safety is Inspiring

  • ​NSC is proud to highlight the work being done in Safe Communities across the nation. Collaboration brings about change.

    Click on the images to learn more about these inspirational Safe Communities.

    New Lenox, Illinois 

    Six years since being named a Safe Community, data from New Lenox shows declines in preventable deaths and injuries. Community leaders are focused on suicide prevention, fall-prevention for older adults and medication disposal. New Lenox also has a nationally recognized Community Emergency Response Team, and piloted an NSC community education program, Surviving an Active Shooter Event

    Anchorage, Alaska

    A community coalition in Anchorage delivers safety solutions for some of the unique concerns of residents, including a harsh climate and little sunlight, leading to high rates of depression and substance abuse. They also are focusing on bullying prevention and wellness for teens and young adults. Anchorage has been an accredited Safe Community since 1998.

    Sullivan County, Tennessee

    Dr. Croydon Siffring, professor at East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine and a member of the surgical trauma team at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, is doing his part to alter physician prescribing habits. His goal: To stem the flood of prescription painkillers entering society and reduce addiction and overdose deaths. Siffring advocates for treating post-operative trauma with ibuprofen and acetaminophen rather than relying on opioids for extended periods of time.

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