HRSA has developed a Poison Help Campaign that features a website with downloadable resources to inform and educate the public on poison prevention; including the National Poison Help toll-free number (1-800-222-1222) that callers can use to reach a Poison Control Center. The Campaign also serves as a resource for health professionals, Poison Control Center staff, and injury prevention organizations.
Dr. Donna Seger, Executive Director of Tennessee Poison Center, discusses methamphetamine and children in the August 2006 issue of House Organ magazine, a publication of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) collaborates with Safe Kids on poison prevention issues.
Progressive Agriculture Foundation provides resources and training for individuals and communities to conduct farm health and safety awareness and educational programs. The American Association of Poison Control Centers collaborates with Progressive Agriculture Foundation to teach poison prevention in rural communities.
Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) is a national non-profit organization, that educates consumers on the proper use, storage, and disposal of household and institutional products. The American Association of Poison Control Centers partners with ACE and one of the programs supported by ACE is Inhalant Abuse and Prevention.
Tennessee Poison Center is a partner with the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition to reduce inhalant abuse in Tennessee. One in five students in America has used an inhalant to get high by the time he or she reaches the eighth grade. Parents might not know as much about the dangers of inhalant abuse as they do about the dangers of illegal drugs, tobacco and alcohol abuse. The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition website has information and resources in English and Spanish about the abuse of inhalants.
Poison Centers throughout the U.S. participate in National Poison Prevention Week, a time when communities can call attention to the dangers of accidental poisonings. National Poison Prevention Week is held annually the third week of March. Visit the link for additional information about National Poison Prevention Week and additional poison resources.
Utah Poison Control Center has an extensive poisonous plant database on their website (please note - some of these plants are not indigenous to Tennessee).
Tennessee Poison Center receives federal funds to help pay for poison control service in Tennessee. This grant is received from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which operates a website dedicated to poison control information. Check out the press release about a new online tool to raise awareness of ways to prevent poisonings.