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About PSM

Our Mission

Advocate for injury and violence prevention and promote education and surveillance in Maryland through statewide partnerships.

What is the Partnership?

The Partnership for a Safer Maryland (PSM) was formed in September of 2005 in response to the Maryland Department of Health receiving a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core Injury Grant. This five-year grant supports the State’s capacity to address injury and violence in Maryland and seeks to establish a self-sufficient injury program that will continue to address the safety needs of our residents long into the future.


In May 2016, CDC announced that the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Environmental Health Bureau, Center for Injury and Sexual Assault Prevention (CISAP), a unit of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH),  would be the grant recipient for an additional five years. The Partnership applied once again and received the funding as an Injury Community Implementation Group (ICIGs).

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Your generous support makes it possible for the Partnership for a Safer Maryland (PSM) to continue its work to advocate for injury and violence prevention across the state of Maryland. Contributions allow us to:


EDUCATING its membership on best and promising practices by leveraging the expertise of state and national experts for both virtual and in-person trainings;



ADVOCATING for injury and violence prevention legislation and policy at the state and local levels;


CONNECTING injury and violence prevention professionals throughout the state to encourage cross-jurisdictional collaborations, partnerships and information-sharing

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