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HRSA-funded Poison Prevention Programs

Through HRSA, the Poison Control Centers Stabilization and Enhancement Grant Program, the following innovative poison prevention and outreach projects were fully or partially funded.

There are 61 poison centers across the country. From New Mexico to New York City, each poison center has to address the unique social and cultural characteristics of its specific population. In this section, you will be introduced to the creative and effective ways that individual poison centers are reaching their audiences with poison prevention information. Below are some examples of successful tactics and ideas that have been used by poison centers to communicate about preventing poisonings. Be sure to check back often for updates! And if you’d like to share information on ways YOUR local poison center is communicating, contact us.

Ruth A. Lawrence Poison & Drug Information Center

Developed panel broadcasts and animated DVD/Video targeted for older adults, children, and general population. For “Stop! Ask First!” DVD/Video contact Nancy Warburton.

Panel Broadcast 1
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Panel Broadcast 2
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Nancy Warburton

Cincinnati Drug & Poison Information Center
Developed a program to increase overall awareness and accessibility of the poison control center to urban African-American population. Warm-Line for African-Americans Special Urban Poison Prevention (WAASUPP) - "What's Up?"

Earl G. Siegel, PharmD

Central Texas Poison Center Exit Disclaimer
Developed an educational video and age-appropriate interactive electronic games and worksheets to complement the video in both English and Spanish. Focused on elementary-school children.

Douglas J. Borys, PharmD, DABAT

California Poison Control System Exit Disclaimer
Created and delivered customized, culturally relevant information directly to consumers in a variety of established and non-traditional settings. Focused on Latino and Hmong populations.

Stuart E. Heard, PharmD

The information in this section is meant to allow individual educators, health professionals, poison centers, and other partners to easily find research and information relevant to their specific communications challenges and implement it accordingly. If you know of proven tactics, new research, or other material that should be featured in this section, contact us.

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