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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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …