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Preventing injuries in Maryland: A resource for state policy makers

Preventing Injuries in Maryland: A Resource for State Policy Makers, 2012 Edition

This Resource book is designed to provide Maryland policy makers, advocacy groups, members of the media, researchers and the general public with easily accessible and understandable information on specific injury problems in Maryland, and offer solutions on how they can be addressed through policy decisions.

The topics include:

  • Alcohol and Injury
  • ATV Safety
  • Distracted Driving
  • Falls Among Older Adults
  • Home Fires
  • Intimate Partner Violence (“Domestic Violence”)
  • Poisoning (*New for 2012 Edition)
  • Motorcycle Safety
  • Teen Drivers
  • Trauma and Trauma Systems (*New for 2012 Edition)

Information on each topic is presented as a one-page fact sheet with three primary sections: How Does it Affect the U.S.?, How Does it Affect Maryland?, and How Do We Address This Problem?. Resources for more information and references for all data points are also included. The policy solutions in our resource manual represent the work of faculty and students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They do not represent the official views of Johns Hopkins University or its affiliated institutions.

The rationale for this product is two-fold: One, policy makers express a strong desire for tools to help them identify research on specific topics, however the information is not generally easy to find and the implications for policy decisions are not always clear, and two, each year in the Maryland state legislative session, numerous bills related to injury are introduced, and the Resource provides information relevant to many of them.

Center staff and faculty are actively engaged in promoting and distributing this Resource to key audiences through a variety of channels. For more information, or to request a hard copy, please contact the Center's communications associate, Eric Schulman, at

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Alcohol & Transportation Safety

William A. Bronrott, a delegate in Maryland General Assembly, has been working to make our roads safer for almost three decades. Motor vehicle safety is a theme that has repeated itself throughout Bronrott’s life. As a child, a student and an adult, he has been affected by the sudden loss of friends, neighbors and loved ones in car crashes. 
He was moved to action in 1979 when a friend, Cindi Lamb, and her infant daughter Laura were hit head-on by a drunk driver. Laura’s spinal cord injury made her the nation’s youngest quadriplegic.


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