Injury Prevention

The Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention (CAIP) program is a part of the Bureau of Child Health.  The goal of the program is to lower the number of injury related deaths and disability for children in Howard County. This is done by looking at the causes of intentional and unintentional injuries in children and Mom with child on monkey bar starting prevention programs.


Cribs for Kids Program - The Health Department manages this program in partnership with national Cribs for Kids. The program provides a free portable crib to families that are in need, as well as providing education about a safe sleep environment.  There is no cost for the program, but a referral is required.
Kids in Safety Seat Program - This program in partnership with Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (KISS) and Howard County Safe Kids Coalition provides a new, low-cost car seat to families who are income-eligible and provides education about car seat safety and installation. 

There is a $40 fee for the program and a referral is required.

Referral Form for Cribs for Kids & Car Seat Assistance Programs


Learn more about how you can prevent child injury