National Poison Prevention Week

National Poison Prevention Week is March 20-26, 2016

Since 1962, the President of the United States has proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention Week to raise awareness about the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. The 2016 National Poison Prevention Week Presidential Proclamation is available here.  

The following daily themes will be promoted in 2016: 

  • Monday, March 21 – Children Act Fast … So Do Poisons
  • Tuesday, March 22 – Poison Centers: Saving You Time and Money
  • Wednesday, March 23 – Poisonings Span a Lifetime
  • Thursday, March 24 – Home Safe Home
  • Friday, March 25 – Medicine Safety

Is your home poison safe?

Help us spread the word!  Download AAPCC's National Poison Prevention Week 2016 Outreach Toolkit.  The toolkit contains links to infographics, press release and email templates, and much more!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 National Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest, sponsored by the National Poison Prevention Week Council!  In honor of National Poison Prevention Week, the Council conducts a nationwide poster contest for kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade to engage the community in helping to ensure the safety of children and adults.  2017 contest entries are due May 15th, 2016.  For contest rules, click here.  

Click here to access the NPPW 2016 news releases

2016 Presidential Proclamation from WhiteHouse.gov

HRSA's National Poison Prevention Week Planner

LOCKMED

AAPCC is thrilled to announce that during NPPW 2016, LOCKMED will support AAPCC by donating $5.00 for each product sold off the LOCKMED website (www.lockmed.com).  Visit the LOCKMED website today! 

Download fact sheet

Find Your Local Poison Center

Poison centers offer free, private, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach your local poison center by calling 1-800-222-1222.

View all Poison Control Centers