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Poison Help Hotline
(800) 222-1222

Administrative Office
(615) 936-0760

Information for Educators

The Tennessee Poison Center (TCP) provides poison prevention outreach to all 95 TN counties. This program provides information and education to the public, health care professionals, educators, industry managers and workers, the press, and individuals requesting information or assistance with identifying possible risks within the community resulting from exposure to poisons or hazardous materials.

The major goals of the outreach program are to:

  • Develop community-based health and safety programs
  • Develop instructional materials for primary and secondary education
  • Promote the Poison Help hotline service
  • Provide community-based poison prevention and intervention programs

The TPC collaborates with the University of Tennessee Extension (UTEE) to provide poison prevention outreach to all Tennesseans. The UTEE present community-based programs and assists the TPC with extending the reach of poison prevention education. This collaboration with the UTEE won a prestigious Frist Foundation Award of Achievement in the Team Building category.

For more information regarding the University of Tennessee Extension and their Be Poison Safe program, please visit their website.