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After 10 years of nurturing Safe Communities America (SCA), the National Safety Council will no longer administer the program.
NSC is proud of the SCA program and is working with the University of Kentucky College of Public Health Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), a longstanding partner in SCA, to develop a steering committee to navigate the program during this transition. NSC will continue to seek a new parent organization for SCA through June 30, 2018. In the meantime, new applications have been put on hold for communities that have not begun the accreditation process.
Following are some frequently asked questions about the transition:
When will this transition occur?
Beginning June 30, 2018, communities will be directed to the Kentucky Injury Prevention Research Center for questions or guidance about Safe Communities.
Our community is in the process of accreditation/reaccreditation and has submitted a letter of intent and paid the application fee. Will we have to pay another application fee when SCA transitions to a new parent organization?
No, you will not have to pay another application fee.
We are an accredited Safe Community. Will we remain a member of the Pan Pacific Safe Communities Network (PPSCN) before, during and after the transition?
Yes, communities accredited prior to transition will remain PPSCN Safe Communities. The Kentucky Injury Prevention Research Center will remain connected to PPSCN and have continued representation on the PPSCN Board.
What will the relationship be between NSC and SCA after the transition?
With the leading causes of injury occurring in homes and communities, NSC remains committed to community level injury prevention. We invite you to remain engaged with NSC and utilize its tools and resources to support your work.