Recognizing National Poison Prevention Week
Each year, the third week of March is designated as National Poison Prevention Week. During this time, staff members at local hospitals, schools, and other community organizations are asked to raise awareness about ways of preventing poisonings. You can find upcoming events and activities for this awareness week by contacting your local poison control center. Or, if you’re a representative of a hospital or other organization, you might consider hosting your own activities.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has an event planner available for download on its website. This planner offers tips for inviting other community organizations to join in the event. It also lists educational material you can distribute to the public to promote awareness about the prevention of accidental poisonings. During previous years, one organization sponsored a poster contest for children to inform them of the dangers of poisons. Another organization invited residents to browse an informational display at a local hospital.
West Hills Hospital is a proud partner in promoting the health of West Hills-area families. To explore the resources available at our community hospital , call (818) 676-4000.