Injury Prevention Programs

In the United States, unintentional injuries are one of the top ten leading causes of death. Countless others injuries require intensive care in trauma centers across the United States. However, many of these injuries can be prevented.

Our goal as the University of Vermont Medical Center Injury Prevention Program is to reduce injuries in the communities we serve by promoting safety through education, outreach and interventions.

Injury Prevention Programs

Below is a comprehensive list of all our programs and resources for parents and caregivers.

Meet the Injury Prevention Team

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Abby Beerman, MPH, CPST, Injury Prevention Coordinator

Abby is an epidemiologist by training, and is passionate about reducing the rate of traumatic injuries for all Vermonters. She applies best practices to her own life so she can share her personal experience with the community the UVM Medical Center serves. As coordinator for Safe Kids Vermont, she loves working with community partners to implement injury prevention practices in new and unique ways.

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Christine Dillon, MHS, Injury Prevention Coordinator

Christine recently returned to her home state of Vermont and, as an outdoor enthusiast, appreciates the risks that can be involved. She enjoys working with Stop the Bleed campaign to educate the public on the proper techniques to stop uncontrolled bleeding after trauma. Christine is an avid biathlete and looks forward to partnering with Vermonters on issues surrounding firearm safety, particularly safe storage in the home.

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Maureen Johnson, CPST-I, CSP, Child Passenger Safety Specialist

Maureen retired from IBM in 2016 after 30 years in occupational safety and became a child passenger safety technician. Car seats and booster seats have saved many lives and prevented many more injuries, but there’s still work to be done. More than half of child safety seats are installed or used incorrectly, and each year, tragedies occur in motor vehicle crashes and in hot cars. Maureen wants to help families make sure their children are safe in and around cars.

Other Services

Please contact us directly at InjuryPreventionatuvmhealth [dot] org (InjuryPrevention[at]uvmhealth[dot]org) with any questions pertaining to safety and injury prevention information not available on our site. Our office is happy to collaborate with community partners on outreach, education or research.