Poison Prevention Education

Oregon Poison Center Education Department

Public education and outreach

Public education is a significant component of a regional poison center. Our goal is to decrease the incidence and severity of poisonings through poison prevention education and outreach.

Our public education program is implemented and maintained by a full time educator. Our educator works with community partners to provide free online poison prevention training, participate in community events such as safety and health fairs, as well as school events. Another component of the education program is social media outreach. The Oregon Poison Center strives to reach a wide variety of audiences through the use of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow along and stay up-to-date on trending topics and newsworthy events.

The education program uses materials such as Mr. Yuk stickers, magnets, brochures, videos, and posters to support poison prevention messages throughout the community. Our handouts, puzzles, and game sheets are downloadable from our website. To cover the cost of purchased materials generated by this educational program, the Oregon Poison Center is dependent upon public donations.

Important education numbers

To order materials call 503-494-7799 or visit our page.

To speak with our educator about our educational programs call 503-494-2196.

To speak with our administrator about general questions call 503-494-8600.

Or if you are out of state call 1-800-222-1222 and ask to be transferred to our education department.

Do you want us to attend your health fair or event? please call 503-494-2196 or e-mail your event's information to eskridge@ohsu.edu