what is salus?

Salus strengthens efforts to promote peace and support the health and safety of communities, by amplifying the voices of practitioners in creating and curating content on best practice and sharing information through accessible channels. Salus recognizes the variance and complexity of human experiences, that one size does not fit all, and that our successes are interdependent. Through a virtual community of practice, a resource clearinghouse, and other online learning tools, Salus aims to connect a global community of talent to promote community-driven solutions, the application of research to practice, and broader access to resources for all.

Salus (pronounced sayŸlus) gets its name from the Roman goddess of safety and wellbeing – of both the individual and the state. The name represents both parts of our collective work: providing support services to increase the safety of each person (the individual) and challenging the attitudes and systems that perpetuate violence (the state).

Community of Practice

Connect with others promoting health and safety through forums for idea sharing and collaborative problem solving with other professionals. Be part of the conversation. Be part of the solution.

Resource directory

Access an evolving collection of resources in a centralized location, strengthened through collaboration. Take what you need. Share what you have.


Increase learning through live, online learning events. Learn from others. Stay informed.


Further knowledge at your own pace through online courses. Advance your skills. Manage your time.

get in touch with us

This community is evolving. Please connect with us to share your ideas, questions, and additional ways we can continue to grow.

Salus is a network designed to build connection and collaboration between everyone working to promote peace and support the health and safety of communities. Salus is a program created by Maryland Safe Futures Collaborative.

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