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The Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
The Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
 

Committee on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention

 

Chair: Richard Lichenstein, MD

Committee Members:Diane McDonald, Lahila Barzola, Chelsea Alvarado, Elizabeth Johnson, Daon Juang, Richard Lichenstein, Peter Moe, Debbie Jennings, Tara Gill, Suzanne Ogaitis-Jones, Myra Wieman.  

Mission:  Provides recommendations and updates on pediatric injury prevention and serves as a liaison to the Maryland Emergency Medical Services for Children system which includes office practices, pre-hospital systems, emergency departments, hospitals, and state agencies. The committee also reviews and monitors injuries in children and adolescents with attention specific to specific issues such as teen driving, firearms and pediatric suicide.

Recent Activity:1. Teen safe driving coalition is meeting monthly. A. Coalition was BGE safety day partner with simulator rented for event. B. Steer Your Teen Down the Right Road GM grant awarded. C. Alive at 25 courses scholarships donated during event. D. Alive at 25 efficacy study is planned. D. State Farm Grant awarded to Coalition for outreach to schools. E. Coalition was represented at B’more healthy Expo. F. Distribute Drive with Your Teen, They’ll Love You Later to schools. F Work with safe teen driving ambassador on distraction survey for parent teen dyads at schools and other activities. 2. Collaboration with Gun Violence as a Public Health Epidemic Task Force with editorial to Baltimore Sun and continued efforts on studying and promoting AAP ASK program to pediatricians. 3. Collaborate with Partnership for A Safer Maryland. 4. Represent MDAAP on State Team Child Fatality Review Review.

Goals for the Year: 1. 1. Continue Teen Safe Driving Coalition activities as described . A. Build web page for coalition on MDAAP website. Provide legislative support for injury topics. 2, Develop toolbox for pediatricians for gun violence. 3. Research suicide prevention and firearm related violence using Child Fatality Review Database.  

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