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
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.
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
Earl G. Siegel, PharmD
Texas Poison Center
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
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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