The safe community of Khalilabad



Name of community: Khalilabad
Country: Islamic republic of Iran
 Number of inhabitants: 48292
 Programme started year: 1997

 Name: Khalilabad
 Institution: health network of Khalilabad
 Address: the health network, Imam Street, Khalilabad, Khorasan Razavi province, Iran.

 Zip code: 96771
 Country: Islamic republic of Iran City: Khalilabad
 Phone: +98 5327727310-2 Fax: +98 5327727315
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:The following activities have been conducted to enhance the safety level of the community
:The vulnerable groups

:Children 0-14 years




The program of school police (choosing the students who had learned the safety programs to help the police for the supervision on the commuting of students on the way from school to home)
Holding the contests of poem, painting, and writing on the topic of “preventing accidents” and giving prizes to the winners



- preparing the instructional CD about the traffic rules and distributing the CD in all the schools of the city
- Integrated programs in hygienic system (in this program all the children are examined for their eyesight and hearing, likely to be injured in an accident, among these programs are WELL BABY CARE (WBC) and INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OFCHILDHOON ILLNESS (IMCI).


:Youth 15-24 years
 the consultative training on preventing violence and suicide among youth * 
the training programs for driving test *
 training the first aids and CPR to the youth by the Red Crescent Organization *
the Earthquake maneuvers at schools *
   training programs to prevent the accidents on the way to home from school*

Adults 25-64 years:

» The safety programs and working health programs for the offices
» Training the working health and safety in offices, nursery care centers, and so forth when taking the certificate
»  Investigation of the house safety, and face-to-face training, and following the job to solve the defects (to do this, we prepared a checklist in order to visit all the villages of the countries annually by the health forces, after filling out the checklists, we trained the people in a face-to-face interaction about the problems and the defects were solved in the next visit).
» Training the motorcycles riders, and providing them with a suitable place for them for the races
» Enhancement of life skills and how to use the modern technology properly in home and at work
» The classes to train about safety for all the groups of society like farmers by the health agent of the agriculture organization in villages
» Holding classes about the life skills (anger management, self-awareness, creative thought, excitement, violence, decision-making, and others)for the teacher to transfer to the students

.: Holding programs to extinguish the fire for different groups. (Offices, health and medical centers and related health NGOs.

.:  Holding the maneuver for health activities in emergency cases, with the cooperation of health center of the province (in this activity, different issues such as providing healthy water, decontamination of environment, spreading pesticide in polluted regions, supervision on how the waste and corpses are buried in order to prevent the pollution, forethought about groups to support emotionally, providing the necessary medications, preparing the injured site for recognition and responding to their families, and so forth).
.:  Earthquake maneuver in the city by the unexpected-disasters center in order to enhance the operating power of executive systems (regarding the fact that Khorasan Razavi is one of the most vulnerable provinces about the earthquake in Iran, this maneuver is held by the cooperation of all members (Basij organization, Red Crescent society, power company, oil company, water and sewage company, communications company, health network, police, and so forth) to be prepared for the logical and swift reaction in emergency cases.

.: Holding maneuver about the crash helmet by the safe community committee with the cooperation of police forces, and giving prizes to the winners


Elderly 65+ years:

.:  Holding monthly meetings with the elderly about their health with the goal of improving their life conditions (in this meeting, the priority of their lives are defined and then the necessary trainings are given to them).
.:  Preparing and distributing pamphlets, instructional handouts, particular for the elderly
.:  Establishing the centers to evaluate the elderly health comprehensively in order to find their superficial problems such as:


1. Nutrition, hearing and eyesight,

2.Cognitive conditions,


4. Depression,

5. Daily activities and keeping independency by means of IADL and ADL,

6.Vaccination and mouth and teeth

.: There is a questionnaire on every item mentioned above which are considered by the people in charge.

.: Holding meetings and gratifying the retired workers of offices, holding grandfather and grandmother parties, the international day of the elderly, and providing them with necessary services and trainings.


At the following environments:


.: Making the homes safe against earthquake and an exact supervision on their construction by engineering organization and mayor.
.: Preparing a safety checklist of houses, and visiting all villages houses by the health workers and physicians to recognize the defects and vulnerable points, and face-to-face training to solve the problems, and also supervising the job in annual visits


.: The police assistance program
.: Training the elementary school students about the traffic problems
.: Training the motorist about the safety issues
.: Holding races and different maneuvers for motorcycle riders
.: Helping and saving maneuver on the roads
.: Holding meetings of safe community committee by the supervision of governor by the management of safe community, and having correspondence to solve the problems of related offices (road and transportation office, mayor, and police force)

.:Completing the traffic signs in and out of city by the mayor and transportation office

.: Widening the main roads (making the Kashmar-Khalilabad road one-way)

.: Widening the other roads in the entrance of villages and installing traffic signs and traffic lights on the way.

.: Defect detection of the roads and streets to find the accident-making sites by the mayor by the expert opinion of police



.: the health and safety programs for all the occupations
.: detecting the domestic and non-domestic workshops in order to detect the harmful factors of the environment and eliminating them
.: training the people in different occupations about the work diseases
.:  examination of people when being employed

.:  preparation and distribution of pamphlet, and instructional notebook of traffic signs

.: Making the carpet-weaving workshops healthy by the free distribution of construction items in a plan named “Bagha plan” to prevent the physical problems.

.:  Forming the technical-protection committees in the factories of the city in order to reduce the work accidents, and also enhancing the workers’ and other professions' health

.:  Conducting studies and necessary investigations to know about the safety condition of working environment, general condition of factories, and workshops

.:  Training the owners of non-domestic workshops about extinguishing fire

.:  The programs of measuring noise and lights in the domestic and non-domestic workshops


.: Holding contests of poem, painting, and article writing on the topic of safety and health, and giving prizes to the winners and distributing the instructional CD of traffic signs to all the attendants.

.: Training the pre-school children about the traffic matters
.: Holding the earthquake maneuver at schools

.:eliminating the accident-making spots of the sport sites
.: constructing the sport sites for the ladies and gentlemen considering all the safety factors (1260 square meters)
.: holding public walk programs for the families (in order to enhance the psychological health in families and reduce the risk of cardiac-respiratory diseases as the first cause of death in the world and in Iran)

Recreational centers:

.: eliminating the accident-making spots of the recreational enters
.: forming the help-working groups, installing the helping and saving tents, and also setting the emergency 115 on the roads and recreational centers

Violence Prevention:

.: Holding classes of training life skills (anger management, self-awareness, creative thought, excitement, violence, decision-making, and others) for teachers and students, regarding the fact that the main cause of violence is lack of awareness about life skills.
.: Holding classes of training life skills for the workers of health network of the city.
.: Conducting studies on violence and its causes in different age groups.
.: Preparing pamphlets and instructional handouts
.: Holding instructional meetings for the public in health centers and houses of health in villages.


.: Publishing the instructional materials including pamphlet, instructional handouts, billboards, and so forth on all the topics mentioned above.

Number: 22
Full-time: 3


.: The special inter-regional groups: governorship, health network, mayor, education office, police


Other offices and organizations:

.: Imam Jome (the leading prayers in the city), the representative of the city in parliament, water and sewage office, Islamic city council, Islamic culture office, gas company, welfare, agriculture office, jurisdiction, road and transportation, red crescent society, power, environment, communications, national and regional journals

National and international cooperation:

.: a field visit in 2004 by Mr. Lars Gunnar, and Dr. Reza Mohammadi


.: attending in safe community conferences
.: Submitting 13 articles in 16th international festival of safe communities (Tehran, June 11-13, 2007) 11 of which were accepted and offered as lectures and posters.
.: Hosting and cooperation with other universities of the country to transfer information about the activities of both sides (including Shiraz medical sciences university, Bojnourd medical sciences university, Birjand medical sciences university, and Sabzevar medical sciences university).




Last Update : 2017-11-20 22:16:20

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