Please see the information below from PSM partners on upcoming webinars, legislation, and relevant information you should know advocating injury and violence prevention.

The Maryland Patient Safety Center is working to improve vaccine acceptance among healthcare workers and communities of color. 

In partnership with the Maryland Hospital Association and Dr. Nicole Rochester, CEO of Your GPS Doc, LLC.

MPSC is focused on addressing the systemic racism and the healthcare disparities that have led to the current state of medical mistrust among minority communities and a hesitancy to accept the COVID-19 vaccine. 

On February 15th, MPSC President and CEO, Dr. Blair Eig and Dr. Nicole Rochester were interviewed on Maryland Public Television’s Direct Connection to discuss our recent outreach efforts related to vaccine acceptance and the work we will continue doing to combat healthcare inequities. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advice on how to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

How to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning while staying warm

  • Do not run generators inside. Keep them outdoors and at least 20 feet away from the home.
  • Do not run a car inside a closed garage.
  • Do not use a gas oven to heat a home.
  • Do not burn anything in a stove or fireplace that is not vented.
  • Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector.
  • Have heating systems, water heaters, and another other appliances that operate on gas, oil or coal serviced once a year.

From The Maryland Department of Transportation MVA

Maryland Distracted Driving Virtual Summit
April 2021

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office, in partnership with DRIVE SMART Virginia, is excited to announce the first ever Maryland Distracted Driving Virtual Summit, to be held in April!

This virtual Summit is comprised of a series of 18 webinars, and each will require a separate registration. Speakers from across the country will be sharing their expertise in four different education tracks, including law enforcement, research/data, corporate/community strategies, and focused populations. 

Visit for more information on webinar topics and speakers. We anticipate registration to go live soon. Stay tuned!  

Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy

Please find the Legal Resource Center’s legislative tracking chart attached to this email. Our tracking document can also be viewed in real time HERE.

If interested in learning more about the legislative process or to participate in bi-weekly legislative updates contact Blair Inniss at: