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Safe and active communities (SAC) Branch

​Mission/Vision: 

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​To help Californians achieve their full potential by ensuring that everyone has safe places in which to live, work, play and fully participate in all activities of daily life free of violence or injury.

The Safe and Active Communities (SAC) Branch is the focal point for the California Department of Public Health's injury prevention efforts, both epidemiological investigations and implementation of prevention programs to reduce intentional and unintentional injuries.  Prevention efforts include epidemiological surveillance, planning and consensus building, interventions, policy development, professional education and training, and public information.

SACB is made up of two major sections to carry out its mission:

  • State and Local Injury Control Section (SLIC)
  • Injury Surveillance and Epidemiology Section (ISES)​​

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