Fort Worth Safe Communities Coalition
Fort Worth was formally designated an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization on February 12, 2013. With this designation, Fort Worth will became the 300th international Safe Community, the 23rd in the United States and the second in Texas.
Safe Communities is an international program developed more than 20 years ago as a proven approach to community injury reduction. The program is structured around a broad coalition of community partners, including businesses, civic organizations, local government, nonprofits and residents. It examines six indicators shown effective in reducing unintentional injuries and deaths.