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J Korean Acad Nurs. 2015 Dec;45(6):910-918. English. Original Article.
Bae J , Cho J , Cho SI , Kwak M , Lee T , Bae CA .
Department of Nursing, Inje University, Busan, Korea.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical School, Aju University, Suwon, Korea.
Department of Rehabilitation Science, Graduate School, Inje University, Busan, Korea.
Department of Nursing, Graduate School, Inje University, Busan, Korea.
Department of Molecular Biology, Busan National University, Busan, Korea.
Department of English Language and Literature, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

PURPOSE: Safety of humans is an important factor that affects health overall, and injuries are one of the major public-health problems in the world. The purposes of this study were to describe the International safe Community movement which contributes to the injury prevention and safety promotion all over the world, and to identify out the application and developmental strategies for Korea. METHODS: A review was done of previous research, reviews, and reports on the history, concepts, basic principles, and recommendations for actions of the Safe Community. RESULTS: For this study, the application strategies of the International Safe Community movement in Korea were examined to deduce the strengths of the safe Community program. Community-based injury prevention work according to the International Safe Community model is a successful and cost-effective way of reducing injuries in the community. CONCLUSION: Through the International Safe Community program, communities are able to realize a healthy community and achieve improved quality of lives for the people, which is the ultimate objective of the Safe Community model. In addition, it will contribute to the economic vitalization and gain through energy and enhancement of productivity of people.

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