HRSA has developed a Poison Help Campaign that features a Web site, PoisonHelp.hrsa.gov, with downloadable resources to inform and educate the public on poison prevention, and 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. Visit the site at http://www.poisonhelp.hrsa.gov/
Dr. Donna Seger, Executive Director of Tennessee Poison Center, discusses methamphetamine and children in the August 2006 issue of House Organ, a publication of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read the article by clicking on this link: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/pdfs/poison/AUGUST_2006_HOUSE_ORGAN.PDF.
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. http://www.safekids.org/ . The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) collaborates with Safe Kids on poison prevention issues.
Farm Safety 4 Just kids provides resources and training for individuals and communities to conduct farm safety awareness and educational programs. The American Association of Poison Control Centers collaborates with Farm Safety 4 Just kids to teach poison prevention in rural communities. http://www.fs4jk.org
The American Association of Poison Control Centers partners with the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE), a national non-profit organization, to advance community health and well-being. One of the programs supported by ACE is Inhalant Abuse and Prevention. More information can be found on the ACE website: http://www.inhalant.org.
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. http://www.inhalants.org
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. For additional information about National Poison Prevention Week and additional poison resources, visit http://www.poisonprevention.org/ .
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). HRSA has a website dedicated to poison control information. You can visit the website at http://www.hrsa.gov/about/news/pressreleases/2009/031709.html