SEE SOMETHING – SAY SOMETHING

It Takes a Community to Protect a Community “If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement. Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our …

Statement from Dean Coben West Virginia University School of Public Health

We will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Safe Communities America program on October 4. There’s no greater time in our country to have our Communities safe for all residents. Dr. Coben shared a statement today with all students, faculty and staff of the WVU School of Public Health. Dr. Coben’s words must …

Safe Communities America Day – October 4th

On Wednesday, October 4th we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Safe Communities America! Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, for Safe Communities America Day, when we will recognize the work of all accredited U.S. Safe Communities in eliminating preventable deaths in our lifetime.  Since 2007, 30 U.S. communities have been accredited as Safe …

Safe Communities and the WVU-Injury Control Research Center Participated in the 2017 West Virginia Bike Summit

On September 24-25, West Virginia Connecting Communities held a summit in the Waterfront Marriott hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia. The purpose of the summit was to improve communication among cyclists and policy officials, increase awareness of cycling safety and laws, and learn how to make WV a cycling-friendly state. West Virginia Connecting Communities is a non-profit organization …

Granville Police Department Pill Take Back Event Was A Success

The Granville Police Department sponsored a document shredding/pill take back day on Saturday, September 23rd. Though more prescription medications have been collected in previous take back days, if even one pill could be removed that would save the live of a child that unintentionally swallows the pill….it made a difference! A beautiful day greeted enthusiastic …

President’s Challenge: Shape the Culture of Safety

President’s Challenge: Shape the Culture of Safety The National Safety Council (NSC) President’s Challenge is an effort to unite and rally the Safe Communities America Network to eliminate preventable deaths in our lifetime by combating one of the biggest threats to our safety – car crashes. The challenge asks individuals, community members and leaders to …

Community Shred and Prescription Pill Take Back Event -GRANVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

University Town Center Walmart Parking Lot Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 am – 2:00 pm FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING, COMPUTER HARD DRIVE DISPOSAL, PRESCRIPTION PILL TAKE BACK Music  Mr. Twister   Free Giveaways   Face Painting    Distracted Dave

Police Reports Don’t Capture the Real Reasons Drivers Crash

  ​Incomplete data is hurting efforts to save lives. The National Safety Council examined police reports from 50 states and Washington, D.C., to determine what data states are tracking with regard to motor vehicle crashes. NSC found that no state fully captures the data required by government and traffic safety organizations to understand the real causes of crashes and effectively address …

West Virginia University Named One of America’s Safest Colleges

West Virginia University MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA Alarms.org is the official site of the National Council for Home Safety and Security. The National Council for Home Safety and Security is a national trade association comprised of licensed alarm installers, contractors, and other relevant trade groups across the United States. Our stated goal is to further industry education and …

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. But many of these deaths can be prevented. In the United States, 663 children ages 12 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes during 2015, and more than 121,350 were injured in 2014. One CDC study found that, …

Monongalia Safety Town

The true measure of a nation’s standing is how well it attends to its children – their health and safety, their material security, their education and socialization, and their sense of being loved, valued, and included in the families and societies into which they are born.- Prevention is the best practice strategy to eliminate, reduce …

HealthyCommunity50 Feature Articles

HealthyCommunity50 Feature Articles Physical Fitness and Sports Month (May) Warm weather is finally here, and it’s time to pack away sweaters and boots and break out the flip flops.  It’s also a great time to have some fun outdoors. Whether you love to swim, hike or take walks, the WVU-Greater Morgantown Safe Community Initiative encourages …

HOW HEALTHY IS MONONGALIA COUNTY?

There are many reasons why it’s great to live in an area that takes pride in it’s people. Monongalia is one such county not only in West Virginia, but the United States! We are a county that is one of the healthiest in West Virginia. Yes, we do have significant issues that we are addressing….one …

We Live in an Accredited Safe Community!

Join us in recognizing our community dedicated to building partnerships, enhancing resources and reducing injuries and deaths on Safe Communities America Day Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. We became the 28th community in the United States to be accredited as a safe community. We are the first in the global safe community that has the commitment …