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Community Outreach & Prevention
Burn Prevention Programs for Children
We participate in various programs for children throughout the state related to burn prevention. These programs are tailored to be age specific and can also be tailored to fit the specific needs of each school or daycare facility.
Kiwanis Community Burn Prevention Program
This program provides burn prevention education to the schools in the area serviced by the Kiwanis Club of East Baltimore. This program is managed and implemented by a professional fire chief recently retired from the Baltimore City Fire Department.
Burn Prevention Program for Seniors
This program is delivered throughout the state at senior centers and senior apartment complexes. This 1-hour interactive program focuses on why senior are more at risk for burn injury and fire related death; and the simple steps that seniors can take to prevent burn injury and fire in their home.
Burn Prevention Programs for Adults
This program is delivered at various locations throughout the state including church groups and community organizations. This program is usually 1-hour in length and can be tailored to fit the specific needs of your organization.
Community Health Fairs
The Johns Hopkins Burn Center participates in numerous community, school and employee health fairs throughout the state each year. We focus on providing community members of all ages with burn prevention & fire safety information for their families in an effort to keep the community informed and safe in their homes.
Safe Babies Program
The Safe Babies Program provides burn prevention materials to every new mother who delivers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. These materials include a smoke detector, baby bath thermometer, electrical outlet covers, spill proof coffee mug, child finder stickers, poison control information, baby sitter memo board, and burn prevention as well as emergency information.
School Re-entry Program
The Child Life Coordinator at the Burn Center provides school re-entry education to assist burn survivors in their re-entry to school. Each child and their school are assessed on an individual basis to determine their re-entry needs.
For more information about community outreach and education, please contact our Community Outreach & Education Coordinator, Carrie Cox, RN, MSN, at 410-550-4791. For more information about the Kiwanis Community Burn Prevention Program or the Safe Babies Program, please contact Thomas McLhinney at 410-550-0289.