Links & Resources

American Association of Poison Control CentersExternal Icon
The American Association of Poison Control Centers is a nationwide organization of poison centers and interested individuals, providing a forum to promote the reduction of morbidity and mortality from poisonings through public and professional education and scientific research and to set voluntary standards for poison center operations.

Consult this site for a complete listing of the Certified Poison Control Centers in the US.

National Inhalant Prevention CoalitionExternal IconExternal Icon
The NIPC serves as an inhalant referral and information clearinghouse, stimulates media coverage about inhalant issues, develops informational materials, produces ViewPoint (a quarterly newsletter), provides training and technical assistance and leads a week-long national grassroots inhalant education and awareness campaign.

NIPC works with state agencies, schools, business, trade associations, media, civic organizations, law enforcement, Poison Control Centers and interfaith groups throughout the country to educate and devise multifaceted awareness and prevention campaigns designed to educate youth and adults about the debilitating effects of these dangerous gateway drugs.

Cornell Cooperative ExtensionExternal Icon
The mission of this educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work by building coalitions with individuals, communities, organizations government agencies and businesses around issues of mutual concern.

Cornell University Plant Home PageExternal Icon
This is a growing reference that includes plant images, pictures of affected animals and presentations concerning the botany, chemistry, toxicology, diagnosis and prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora (fungi, etc.).

Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United StatesExternal Icon
MHAUS is the only association in the United States dedicated to the control of malignant hyperthermia (MH), a life-threatening genetic disorder. Personal tragedy and unsettling experiences with MH lead four individuals, Suellen Long Gallamore, Owen Davison, Robert Luckritz and George Massik, with the help of Dr. Henry Rosenberg, a researcher in malignant hyperthermia, to establish in 1981 the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States to educate the medical and lay communities about MH and serve as a resource to families affected.

National SAFEKIDS CoalitionExternal Icon
The National SAFE KIDS Campaign, is dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury, based on the philosophy that there is no such thing as an accident and that unintentional injuries can be prevented.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)External Icon
The CDC is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),External Icon which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves.

Department of Homeland SecurityExternal Icon
The Department of Homeland Security provides the unifying core for the vast national network of organizations and institution involved in efforts to secure our nation.

Homeland Security EDUExternal Icon
The security of the nation rests in the hands of homeland security professionals. Though their roles range considerably – from foreign bureau agents and homeland security detectives, to ciphers and electronic monitoring specialists – their goal is the same: defend the nation's citizens, infrastructure and intellectual assets from domestic and international terrorist organizations. These and other homeland security professions are available to vetted individuals with the education and training necessary to receive security clearance for this vitally important work.

National Response PlanExternal Icon
The National Response Plan establishes a comprehensive all-hazards approach to enhance the ability of the US to manage domestic incidents.

New York State Department of HealthExternal Icon

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Onondaga County Health DepartmentExternal Icon (Local county of the UNYPCC)External Icon
The mission of the Onondaga County Health Department is to promote health and prevent disease, injury, disability and premature  mortality in our community by providing community health assessment  and surveillance, leadership and policy development, and to assure  that all public health services are adequate and effective.

Center for Emergency Preparedness (at Upstate Medical University)
The Center for Emergency Preparedness collaborates with a variety of University departments, academic health centers, higher education programs, government agencies, professional organizations, and private enterprise to provide a focal point for emergency preparedness resources.

The Center conducts activities in four areas:

  • Education
  • Service
  • Collaborative Programs
  • Research