National Poison Prevention Week 2022

Date: March 22, 2022

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) invites you to join HRSA Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) Region 1 in acknowledging National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW) March 20 – 26, 2022. NPPW is an opportunity to highlight the dangers of poisonings for people of all ages and promote community involvement in poisoning prevention. HRSA funds 55 poison control centers across the nation and the Poison Help Line (1-800-222-1222). Over 2,000,000 poisonings occur annually, with nearly 43% of all exposures involving children younger than age 5. Two-thirds of calls to the Poison Help line are successfully resolved over the phone, preventing unnecessary visits to the hospital and reducing medical costs.

You can promote NPPW in your community by downloading our #EveryMinuteCounts social media campaign assets and sharing the information on your social media channels.  Below are several new video resources that highlight HRSA’s poison prevention messages.

Every Minute Counts – English Version

Household Cleaners – English Version

The Save the Poison-Proof Home is a Happy Home video resources remain available on the HRSA Poison Help Website at:

HRSA YouTube channel (30 sec):  A Poison-Proof Home is a Happy Home – Spanish Version

Finally, please also visit the Poison Help program and HRSA’s Poison Help website to learn more.