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. Stay up-to-date on trending topics and newsworthy events by following us @ORPoisonCenter.

The education program uses materials such as Mr. YukTM stickers and Poison Help® 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.

HERO Kids Registry

hero kids

HERO Kids Registry is a voluntary, no-cost, secure system that lets families and young adults record critical health details that first responders and hospital emergency department providers can quickly and easily access in an emergency. For emergency medical providers faced with split-second decisions, HERO Kids Registry can fill the information gap. Learn more about HERO Kids.

Contact info

To order materials call 503-494-7799 or visit our webpage for online ordering. 

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

Do you want us to attend your health fair or event? E-mail your event's information to eskridge@ohsu.edu