Scope of the Problem
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. The focus of the Maryland Injury Prevention Program is preventing deaths and disabilities due to these unintentional and intentional injuries.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control provides funding through the Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP) to twenty-three (23) state health departments to implement, evaluate, and disseminate strategies to address injury and violence. The Maryland Core SVIPP has four focus areas: child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence/sexual violence, motor vehicle crashes, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
For more information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/injury/stateprograms/md.html.