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

AAA Wisconsin • American Family Insurance • ARCW 
Area Agency on Aging of Dane County • City of Madison • Connections Counseling 
Dane County • Dane County Chiefs of Police Association • Dean & St. Mary's 
Group Health Cooperative  Journey Mental Health • Meriter-UnityPoint Health
Public Health-Madison and Dane County • UW Health
University of Wisconsin-Madison • Wisconsin Safety Council

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


Safe Communities America  Wisconsin Safety Council  Dane County Human Services Dane County Human Services


Parent Addition Network    Education Prevention Network

FACT: More than 6 tons of medicines and drugs have been removed from homes through our MedDrop program.

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)
American Family Insurance
Theda and Tamblin Clark Smith Family Foundation
Dane County
City of Madison

Hero ($10,000 - $19,999)
AAA Wisconsin
First Responder ($5,000-$9,999)
Dean & St. Mary's
Madison Gas and Electric
Meriter-UnityPoint Health
Rich and Amy Steffen
UW Health & Unity Health Insurance

Good Samaritan ($1,000-$4,999)
Epic Systems
Hooper Construction Foundation
Innocorp, Ltd.
Rogers Memorial Hospital
Ryan Brothers Ambulance
WEA Trust

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 >>