“A Safe Community:
Shares a geographical are (such as a municipality, campus, district, county, or region)
Works together in a coordinated and collaborative way
Promotes safety and health to prevent injury of its residents
Uses community data to prioritize safety and health areas in greatest need of attention
Is committed to the process of continuous improvement
Saves lives and prevents injuries” (Safe Communities America. (n.d.).
“A healthy community is one in which residents are happy with their choice of location and which exhibits characteristics that would draw others to the location” (Maurer & Smith, 2009, p. 397). Good quality health care services and good schools are important factors in a community due to the education needed for a healthy, successful lifestyle (Maurer & Smith, 2009). Providing care to a community can depend on the health issues within that community. . Nurses may gather information, statistics, and analyze the community’s health status (Maurer & Smith, 2009). For example, as stated on the nyc.gov website “The health department estimates that at current levels