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American Association of Poison Control Centers
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 Coalition
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 Extension
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 Page
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.).

SAFEKIDS Coalition
The national SAFE KIDS Campaign, is dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury, based on the philosophy that unintentional injuries can be prevented.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the principal agency for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services.

Department of Homeland Security
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.

New York State Department of Health

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Onondaga County Health Department (Local county of the UNYPCC)
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