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The Pan Pacific Safe Communities Network (PPSCN) is a membership based non-government organization working in injury/violence prevention and safety promotion in the Pan Pacific region.    Rules of association are available here.  PPSCN is currently the only safe communities network in the process of establishing official relationships with the World Health Organization (WHO).

The WHO encourages the inclusion of countries within the WHO Regional Office of the Western Pacific and WHO Regional Office of the Americas who also border the Pacific Ocean.

The current structure of the PPSCN is below:

 

Safe Community Accrediting Centres are the peak body for safe communities in their country.  They are the visible champion in community-based injury/violence prevention and safety promotion building local partnerships and collaborative relationships.  They ensure that communities adhere to the PPSCN international standards.   There is only one accrediting centre per country.  PPSCN currently has four accrediting centres who must abide by the PPSCN international standards.  The rules allow for other countries within the region to be included (via a membership vote).

Support Centres provide education, support, assistance and advice in injury/violence prevention and safety promotion to the communities in their country and the Pan Pacific region.  Support Centres work in conjunction with their in-country accrediting centre and are committed to the principles and framework of the PPSCN.  Support Centres are required to undergo an international peer-review process to become accredited.

To become an accrediting centre please read the criteria

To become a support centre please read the criteria