Healthy Cities Illawarra has initiated and supported a wide range of programs and activities promoting community safety across the region for more than 18 years.
Over the long term, HCI has worked in partnership with many local services and organizations to implement its community safety initiatives, particularly in the area of child injury prevention.
In more recent years, HCI has supported an important partnership with the Aboriginal community and key organizations in the Shoalhaven known as the Shoalhaven Safe Communities Aboriginal Partnership (SSCAP).
In relation to promoting community safety, Healthy Cities Illawarra aims to
(i) support local communities to create environments and promote behaviours which are safe.
(ii) build regional capacity, and support the implementation of community based programs which reduce the current burden of unintentional injuries in local communities.