Our partners in poison prevention

The AAPCC partners with many organizations to enhance nationwide poison prevention and treatment efforts.  If your organization is interested in partnering with AAPCC, please email Krista Osterthaler, Director for National Outreach.

AACT: The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology is not-for-profit multi-disciplinary organization uniting scientists and clinicians in the advancement of research, education, prevention and treatment of diseases caused by chemicals, drugs and toxins. 

ASCP: The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists empowers pharmacists to enhance quality of care for all older persons through the appropriate use of medication and the promotion of healthy aging.

ASTHO: The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials represents public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice.

The Battery ControlledThe Battery Controlled is a campaign supported by Energizer, in partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide, to alert parents and other caregivers to the hidden danger of swallowing coin lithium button batteries.

CDC: The AAPCC works with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on efforts to prevent poisoning and other projects.

CSTECSTE is an organization of member states and territories representing public health epidemiologists. 

Mighty Kids MediaMighty Kids Media® is a marketing firm that believes today’s child is tomorrow’s hero. Its Danger Ranger program include poison prevention information and activities. 

NACCHO: The National Association of County and City Health Officials is the national organization representing local public health departments. 

NDEWS:  In 2014 AAPCC began a partnership with the National Drug Early Warning System to contribute to NDEWS' qualitative surveillance efforts.  

NPIC:  AAPCC is partnering with the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) to develop education and promote each organization's efforts about the safe use of pesticides.

NPPW Council:  The AAPCC is a member of the National Poison Prevention Week Council, which provides information about the events associated with National Poison Prevention Week, the steps that you can take to help prevent accidental poisonings and tips for promoting community involvement in poison prevention. If you are interested in becoming a member of the council, please email Nancy Bock, Senior Vice President, Education & Meetings at the American Cleaning Institute.

ONDCP: The AAPCC works with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy on issues related to synthetic drugs. 

OTC Literacy: The AAPCC is working with Scholastic, Inc. and McNeil Consumer Healthcare to develop and promote the OTC Literacy program, which teaches students in grades five and six and their families about the safe use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. 

RAISC:  In September 2015 AAPCC and RAISC initiated a partnership to promote the Right Decisions Right Now program, a free evidence-based educational program designed to prevent young people in grades 5 - 9 from using tobacco in any form, including cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.  AAPCC and RAISC will also promote liquid nicotine ingestion prevention.

Safe Kids WorldwideSafe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, including from poisonings.  Most recently, AAPCC and Safe Kids Worldwide worked together on the 2015 Annual Medication Safety Report

Up and Away: The AAPCC is a partner of "Up and Away and Out of Sight," an educational program that reminds families about the importance of safe medicine storage. 

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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.

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