Our Story

Core Purpose

Prevent injuries, promote wellbeing, and improve safety for all Alaskans.

Core Values



Inclusive + Respectful



We are the Center for Safe Alaskans

In 2018, the Alaska Injury Prevention Center transformed into being known as the Center for Safe Alaskans. Known as Safe Alaskans, our name better represents our work and our contribution for and with Alaskans. 

Our story is a winding path stemming from innovative approaches to prevent injuries while also promote wellbeing.  

In 1998, our state’s leading experts in injury prevention came together to discuss how our communities were systematically approaching, measuring, and evaluating injury prevention in the state. With the support of a “Safe Communities America” grant through the National Safety Council, these leaders created our nonprofit, the Alaska Injury Prevention Center.   

For over twenty years we have used a public health approach to identify data-driven trends, bring collaborative efforts into action, evaluate and measure the successes of our programs, and bring more people to the table. 

In 2015, the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition (AYDC) merged into our organization. Now, AYDC is a strong program continuing to serve and empower youth-serving organizations to promote positive youth development so all Anchorage youth thrive. Now as Safe Alaskans, our organization’s name better encompasses our AYDC program to promote wellbeing for all Alaskans.


Center for Safe Alaskans hosts many events, trainings and programs that support our goal to prevent injuries, improve safety and promote well being. Through our activities we strive to promote best practices in the fields of youth development and injury prevention to help build a safer, stronger and more resilient community in Anchorage.


Center for Safe Alaskans and the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition depend on the generosity of donors like you. 

Clicking the donate button will take you to the Alaska Injury Prevention Center and Anchorage Youth Development Coalition’s PayPal account page.

Join Us

Center for Safe Alaskans supports  organizations through advocacy, resources, networking, and training to help prevent injuries, improve safety and promote well-being. Together, we are creating a community around professional youth work, injury prevention and safety in our broad and inclusive coalition. We’re able to do this because of organizations and individuals like you. 

Contact Us

Center for Safe Alaskans

4241 B Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone: (907) 929-3939

Email Us


  1. May AYDC Leadership Team Meeting

    May 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  2. June AYDC Full Coalition Gathering

    June 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. June AYDC Leadership Team meeting

    June 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  4. Center for Safe Alaskans board meeting

    July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  5. August AYDC Full Coalition Gathering

    August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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