Safe Communities

Safe Communities Madison-Dane County

Alive at 25 helps young people learn to drive more safely 90% of people who die from suicide have a treatable mental illness or substance abuse disorder. Exercise is a key component of our falls prevention programs This is a flag to be waved proudly while crossing safely Kids help showcase our Slow Down campaign We have fantastic partners helping to make our programs as success! MedDrop offers a safe place to dispose of unwanted and unsafe medications

Welcome to Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County! 

Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County is a local non-profit coalition that brings together public and private sector partners to save lives, prevent injuries and make our community a safer place. 

We focus on projects and programs with a demonstrated track record of positive impact and success. Our core areas of work correspond to our community's top causes of injury and injury-related death: Traffic Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Child Safety, Drug Poisoning Prevention, Falls Prevention, and Suicide Prevention.

More than 350 organizations - including area businesses, law enforcement and fire/EMS services, neighborhoods, health care leaders, youth and senior-serving agencies - actively collaborate with us on programs to make Dane County a safer place to live, work and play. 


Coalition Partners

American Family Insurance • Area Agency on Aging of Dane County • Chartwell Midwest Wisconsin • Dane County • Epic Systems • Medical College of WI • Wisconsin Council of Safety/National Safety Council • Public Health - Madison and Dane County• Town of Windsor • United Way

And so many more! Learn how you can become a partner >>



Safe Communities America  Wisconsin Safety Council  Dane County Human Services


Parent Addition Network    Education Prevention Network

FACT: Drug poisoning is now Dane County's #1 cause of injury death, surpassing traffic accidents.

Suicide Prevention

In Dane County we lose 40 – 50 people each year to suicide; 500 are hospitalized or admitted to emergency departments due to injuries sustained during suicide attempts. Learn more >>

Falls Prevention

In 2011 alone, 1,700 Dane County residents - most of them older adults - were hospitalized after falling.  Learn more >>

Traffic Safety

Safe Communities launches annual traffic safety campaigns thanks to much planning and input from many community members and traffic safety stakeholders. Learn more >>

Drug Poisoning Prevention

Dane County is facing a drug poisoning epidemic. We're working to stop it. Visit our drug poisoning prevention page for information and resources. Learn more >>

Sustaining partners

Lifesaver ($20,000 and Above)

  • Dane County
  • City of Madison
  • American Family Insurance

First Responder ($5,000-$9,999)

  • AAA Wisconsin 
  • Madison Gas and Electric
  • Meriter-UnityPoint Health
  • St. Mary's Hospital 

Good Samaritan ($1,000-$4,999)

  • Dane County Area Agency on Aging
  • Epic Systems
  • Hooper Construction Foundation
  • Innocorp, Ltd.
  • UW Health & Unity Health Insurance
  • Wisconsin & Southern Railroad

Municipal & Community Partner ($500)

  • Village of Cambridge
  • Village of Cross Plains
  • Town of Springfield 
  • Town of Windsor
  • UW Police Department
  • Village of Marshall/Marshall Police Department ($100)

Learn how you can become a partner >>