We all walk.
A collaborative of health and transportation safety educators from Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Walk Safe Long Island organizations aim to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the region. By using law-based education, we hope to raise awareness among drivers and pedestrians of how we can stay safe together.
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The New York Coalition for Transportation Safety is a non-profit, statewide organization established in 1982 as the New York Coalition for Safety Belt Use, Inc. Our mission is to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities occurring on our roadways through outreach and education programs aimed at pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.
Programs are funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through grants from the NY State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Additional program funding is provided by the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board.
The Long Island Health Collaborative is a partnership of Long Island's hospitals, county health departments, health providers, community-based social and human service organizations, academic institutions, health plans, local government, and the business sector, all engaged in improving the health of Long Islanders. Collaborative members are committed to improving the health of people living with chronic disease, obesity, and behavioral health conditions in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a hospital completely dedicated to the care of infants, children, and adolescents and is the only exclusively dedicated pediatric hospital on Long Island. They are not a wing or a floor of a hospital or a department of pediatrics, they are a hospital. Cohen's is dedicated to providing the highest levels of care in meeting the special needs of children, from premature babies to adolescents. The specialists in their national and international programs cover an entire range of specialties including; Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Lung Rescue, Stem Cell (Bone Marrow) Transplantation.
The Community Parent Center is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization established in 1988 by a dedicated group of school administrators and parents in their efforts to help improve the social, emotional, and academic development of children and teens in order for them to reach their full potential. The Community Parent Center focuses on health and safety issues and provides a full complement of school assembly programs, parent/community workshops and school administrator/staff development seminars addressing a wide range of topics suited for diverse audiences.
DEDICATEDD is a nonprofit organization established in 2002 whose goal is to end intoxicated driving and underage drinking. Our focus was recently expanded to include intoxicated pedestrians after it was reported that alcohol use by pedestrians was a factor in 48 percent of the traffic crashes that resulted in pedestrian fatalities. DEDICATEDD partners with traffic safety experts, victim advocates, educators, law enforcement, the district attorney’s office, probation, civic organizations, community groups, rehabilitation therapists, etc. to make Long Island safer for everyone. Members and supporters are DWI crash survivors, families whose loved ones have been killed or injured in alcohol/drug-related crashes and non-victims.
The AAA Northeast Traffic Safety Department offers community outreach programs that help spread the word about safe driving, walking and bicycling for people of all ages. The Traffic Safety Department works with local police departments, school and community centers to reach as many citizens as possible. They are willing to work with specific organizations to tailor courses to your needs.