Maryland Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (CORE SVIPP)


Base Component | $250,000

Regional Network Coordinating Organization (RNCO) | $75,000
Surveillance Quality Improvement (SQI) | $150,000
Injuries are the leading cause of death for persons ages 1–44 in Maryland. The Maryland Core SVIPP is working to decrease injuries and violence by implementing evidence-based programs and strategies.

Base Component

Maryland is addressing all four required focus areas using injury and violence prevention strategies.

Preventing child abuse and neglect and intimate partner violence/sexual violence

Maryland  is working with the Maternal Child Health Home Visiting Program’s Healthy Families Americaexternal icon. This program focuses on parents facing challenges such as single parenthood, low income, a childhood history of abuse, substance abuse, and mental health issues. Maryland is also working with  the Behavioral Health Administration and Rape Prevention Education program to conduct Bringing in the Bystanderexternal icon.  This training teaches bystanders how to safely intervene when an incident may be occurring or where there may be risk.

Preventing traumatic brain injury (TBI) and motor vehicle crash injury and death

Maryland is working closely with the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) to reduce impaired driving crashes and subsequent TBI by proposing community mobilization activities in one or more non-English- speaking communities. Maryland is also collaborating with the Prevention Committee formed under a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant in the BHA to provide recommendations to prevent and reduce underage drinking and youth binge drinking.

Surveillance Quality Improvement

The Maryland Surveillance Quality Improvement (SQI) team is collaborating with key state, regional, and federal partners on the transition of Injury Surveillance Methods from using ICD-9-CM coded medical data to ICD-10-CM coded medical data.

Regional Network Coordinating Organization (RNCO) Component

The Maryland Department of Health coordinates the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic Regional Network (GLMARN). This includes the following states: Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin. GLMARN provides coordination and collaboration of peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and learning for the state injury prevention workforce and their key partners, shares scientific evidence and programmatic/policy best practices, and coordinates peer learning teams across the region.

Maryland’s GLMARN also leads a National Peer Learning Team (NPLT) on Intimate Partner Violence, as well as two regional teams, one on senior falls prevention, the other on opioids. In fall 2017, the RNCOs launched the new NPLT to connect partners across the country to focus on a specific topic area related to injury and violence prevention. The Intimate Partner Violence National Peer Learning Team aims to build a network of
community-based organizations, public agencies, and researchers to develop a new and innovative approach to understanding the systems that support intimate partner violence (IPV), and identifying how to impact those systems in order to reduce IPV.

Contact Info

State Website: icon

State Contact: Subha Chandar,

CDC Core SVIPP Project Officer: Yessenia Ibarra,