Violence and Injury Prevention

Injuries (unintentional and intentional combined) are the leading cause of death in Maryland citizens aged one to 44 years. The economic burden of hospitalized injuries alone exceeds $200 million annually. A main focus of the Injury Prevention Program is preventing deaths and disabilities due to these unintentional and intentional injuries. 

Maryland Violence and Injury Prevention Resource Guide​​
The Maryland Violence and Injury Prevention Program within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) released the 2016 Maryland Violence and Injury Prevention Resource Guide. The guide was developed to highlight the scope and cost of injury in Maryland. It also increases recognition of the role that public health can play in preventing injuries. The guide provides MDH, state partners, community-based organizations, decision-makers, and the public with valuable data and resources to promote a safer and injury-free for all Marylanders. 
The guide covers 11 topics:

  •          Alcohol and Injury
  •          All-Terrain Vehicle Safety
  •          Child Abuse and Neglect
  •          Distracted Driving
  •          Falls in Older Adults
  •          Home Fires
  •          Intimate Partner Violence
  •          Motorcycles
  •          Prescription Drug Overdose
  •          Teen Driver Safety
  •          Traumatic Brain Injury

For more information, please click on the topics below.


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CDC Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program​


Partnership for a Safer Maryland-

UMSL-University of Maryland School of Law-



TBI Advisory Board Data

​Other Topics And Resources:

Click here to access the  Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic​ (GLMA) Regional Network Violence and Injury Prevention Resource Guide. ​​

Falls Prevention ​

Pedestrian Injury

Bicycle Related Injury​

CDC Violence and Injury Prevention Grants 

Publications and Reports​

Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program            

Base- States will implement, evaluate and disseminate strategies that address the most pressing injury and violence issues including: child abuse and neglect, traumatic brain injury, motor vehicle crash injury, and intimate partner/sexual violence. The program builds on the infrastructure that was established through previous iterations of the Core VIPP CE11-1101.

RNCO​- Five of the 23 Base funded states received RNCO funding to coordinate across and between states (regardless of funding status) and collaborate with IVP organizations to share scientific evidence and programmatic best practices. RNCO funded states include: Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Washington.

SQI-  Four of the 23 Base funded states received SQI funding to conduct injury data investigations supportive of promoting and advancing uniform injury case definitions, improving data quality, and advancing methodology and exploring emerging sources of injury data. SQI funded states include: Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland and Massachusetts.

Core Violence and Injury Program (2011-2016)

Contact Us:

Center for Injury & Sexual Assault Prevention
Environmental Health Bureau/PHPA
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 1-866-703-3266
Fax: 410-333-5030