Education & Outreach
The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center supports outreach education programs to increase awareness of the center's services and to educate the public about poison prevention information.
The center provides the following public poison prevention educational services:
- Presentations at a variety of locations including community organizations, businesses, senior citizens groups and professional conferences
- Exhibits at health fairs and other events
- Educational material distribution (brochures, magnets, telephone labels)
- Educational programs in poison prevention
- "Train the Presenter" poison prevention programs for teachers and healthcare professionals
- Educational materials
To learn more about our educational services, e-mail Liz Barta, RN, CHES, poison educator:
The center provides educational brochures, telephone labels and magnets to the public and professionals for the entire state of Arizona except for Maricopa County.
You may order educational materials by filling out the Educational Materials Request Form.
You may order up to 25 of each item listed at no charge. If you want larger quantities, please contact our educator, Liz Barta, at 520-626-6165. We request a donation for these larger orders. Details for donating are available at this same phone number.
You may also download many materials from the Internet by clicking on the blue links below.
- Household Poisons Safety and First Aid
- Bites and Stings Safety and First Aid
- Poisonous Plants
National brochure in English and Spanish from the American Association of Poison Control Centers
- From the American Association of Poison Control Centers: A collection of handouts, brochures and games
Video Kit Educational Programs
- Quills up - Stay Away! An educational program for preschool children
- Poison Control in Action: An adult educational program in English and Spanish
HELP SUPPORT THE POISON CENTER. DONATE HERE.
The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center is a public service funded by the state through the Arizona Department of Health Services. In the past two years, the state cut center funding by 50 percent. This significant reduction has made it difficult to maintain the high quality of service we have provided for more than 50 years. If you'd like to help, you may make on online donation through the University of Arizona Foundation.