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Safety

Coalitions and Partnerships

This is a community-driven website. If you are aware of other resources to include on this page, please contact Michelle Nicholson (mnichols@inghamisd.org) for child related ones and Angela Waters Austin (aaustin@ingham.org) for youth and young adult related ones.

The following are ongoing groups or projects that focus on safety of young children, youth and young adults:

Young Children

Ingham Great Start Collaborative
The Ingham Great Start Collaborative (GSC), Birth to Five is a coalition of human service agencies, parents, and other partners working together to develop a network of early education and care to support children and families in Ingham County. It has several sub-committees focusing on intellectual and and social development including the Social Emotional Workgroup, the Quality Initiatives Workgroup, and the Early Childhood Literacy Coalition.

Sparrow Safe Kids Coalition
Safe Kids USA is a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability for children ages 1 to 14. We educate families, provide safety devices to families in need and advocate for better laws to help keep children safe, healthy and out of the emergency room.

The Capital Area Infant Safe Sleep Coalition
The Capital Area Infant Safe Sleep Coalition is a workgroup of the Ingham Great Start Collaborative, Birth to Five and comprises participants from the Ingham County Health Department, Sparrow Hospital, Ingham Regional Medical Center, Child Abuse Prevention Services, Lansing Community College, Department of Human Services, Community Mental Health, Expectant Parents Organization, Tomorrow’s Child/Michigan SIDS and others. It is a community coalition working to promote Keeping Infants Sleeping Safely (KISS).  Meetings are usually held quarterly on the fourth Monday in August, November, February and May.  The meetings are held in the conference room at Expectant Parents Organization, 271 Woodland Pass St#214 in East Lansing from 8-10 a.m.  For more information contact Carol Buzzitta at cbuzzitta@expectantparents.org or phone (517)337-7365; or Mary Adkins at Tomorrow's Child madkins@tomorrowschildmi.org

Lansing Area Safety Council
Since 1939, the Safety Council has become a solid grass roots, not-for-profit, non-governmental, public service organization and since 1950 has been a Chapter of the National Safety Council. Serving mid-Michigan, the Council's mission continues to focus on promoting all types of safety through education, particularly child/school safety, traffic safety, home/community safety and work place safety, with the purpose of preventing the personal and economic loss associated with injuries and health hazards.

Youth

Community Coalition for Youth (CCY)
The mission of the Community Coalition for Youth is to facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of data driven, comprehensive, community-wide programs in a full continuum of care for all youth in Ingham County.

Young Adults

Community Coalition for Youth (CCY)
The mission of the Community Coalition for Youth is to facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of data driven, comprehensive, community-wide programs in a full continuum of care for all youth in Ingham County.