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Injury Prevention
Mission
Contact
Lynne Phillips

Frederick County Health Dept.
350 Montevue Ln.
Frederick, MD  21701

Ph: (301) 600-3379

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Health Department’s Injury Prevention Program works in partnership with the community to reduce unintentional injuries throughout the lifespan by providing:
  • Public education
  • Resources
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Outreach

Focus
The leading cause of death in Maryland for citizens aged one to 44 years is injuries (unintentional and intentional combined.) Unintentional injuries are among a top ten priority list for Maryland’s Project 2010 goals.

Unintentional injury is a serious public health problem because of its impact on the health of Americans, including premature death, disability and the burden on our health care system.

We know that unintentional injuries are largely preventable. This is accomplished through efforts to change human behavior, alter the physical environment, or enhance/enforce policies that increase protection from injury. However, injuries still kill too many people each year.


Our Program
The Health Department is a proud sponsor of Safe Kids Frederick County, a local Coalition established in 1995 to prevent unintentional injuries in children ages 14 years old and under.

The Frederick County Coalition is a member of the Maryland State Safe Kids Coalition.

Risk areas addressed by our programs are:
  • Bicycle safety
  • Child passenger safety
  • Fall prevention
  • Fire and burn prevention
  • Firearm safety
  • Holiday safety
  • Home safety
  • Motor vehicle safety
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Playground safety
  • Poison safety
  • School zone safety
  • Water safety