Short report : Driving Interventions for Thai Safe Communities

In Thailand, since 2007 the National Safety Council has realized the significance of safe community. To implement safe community program, the council has assigned the subcommittee of Community Empowerment and Participation by designating Permanent Secretary of ministry of interior as the president of subcommittee, in collaboration with partners both in public and private sectors, scholars and community representatives. The process of developing and implementing injury prevention is characterized by community-area-based participatory. Community participation and sharing learning contributes to community empowerment and to successful formulation of safe community policy.