Preventable injuries are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. NSC research shows incidents occurring at home and in the community account for 72% of all preventable injury-related deaths.

By sharing information and recommendations on how to minimize everyday hazards, the Council is committed to helping people mitigate those risks to make home a truly safe place to be.




Partnered with BBDO and Stericycle as well as individuals, corporations and government agencies on a Prescribed to Death Memorial nationwide tour. High profile speakers at local stops included several White House Cabinet members, Senator Ted Cruz, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

Over 75 global organizations recognized the impact of the Stop Everyday Killers opioid public education campaign with PR and international design awards

Participated in a White House signing ceremony for H.R. 6 – SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

Awarded the Green Cross for Safety Advocate Award, sponsored by First Group, to the Common Ground Alliance 811 Campaign for significantly reducing excavation damage and injury

Awarded the Green Cross for Safety Innovation Award, sponsored by UPS®, to the Brigham Health Sleep Matters Initiative for addressing the fatigue epidemic through sleep disorder screening and education

Launched Safety Ambassador Program to engage advocates and communities

11 communities signed proclamations recognizing National Safety Month through NSC chapters, a ten-fold increase over 2017

Turned Chicago skyline green for safety during National Safety Month in second year running

Partnered with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on the national Pool Safely campaign to prevent drownings

Recognized second annual Rail Safety Week in partnership with the Illinois Chapter of Operation Lifesaver

Built and strengthened relationships with key stakeholders, including signing a new MOU with Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)



Released the 2018 Prescription Nation Report grading states on how well they are facing America’s opioid epidemic

Established a partnership with the University of Michigan to research how teens begin to use and misuse opioids, with support from Walgreens, Nationwide Insurance, Joneen and Ray Betler and Brian Cook



Distributed 2,500 free online First Aid training courses during National Safety Month

Distributed nearly one million opioid ‘Warn-Me’ labels to the public and employers

Educated 550 medical providers regarding opioid prescribing practices

Partnered with MobileHelp on an older adult fall prevention campaign reaching 8.6 million people

Called for an end to lap children on airplanes with an Aviation Day video with former flight attendant Jan Brown, which was viewed over 200,000 times

Expanded readers of Safety First blog by 127%

The Stop Everyday Killers campaign was selected by Facebook as one of just 19 nonprofits globally showcased as a major success story on the platform

Adopted interactive map Celebrating Lost Loved Ones to memorialize victims of the opioid crisis

Rolled out Community Fundraising Toolkit to engage individuals, groups, schools and businesses to fundraise in their communities in support of our lifesaving mission

The Prescribed to Death Memorial made a measurable impact on visitors, with 83% saying they feel very comfortable talking to others about dangers of opioids, and would feel comfortable asking a doctor for alternatives