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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
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HRSA Releases $24.5 Million in Grants to Support Poison Control Centers

The Health Resources and Services Administration has announced $24.5 million in grants to support the work of 55 poison control centers across the country.

“Poison control centers are our nation's primary defense against injury and deaths from poisonings,” said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N. “These grants help strengthen the centers' ability to carry out this life-saving work.”

The grants help poison centers provide treatment recommendations for poisonings, comply with certification requirements, and conduct evaluations of poison prevention strategies and activities.

HRSA's Poison Control Program funds the national Poison Help toll-free number, 1-800-222-1222, which provides multilingual help from trained pharmacists and nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

More than two million poisonings are reported annually to poison control centers. Over half occur among children younger than age five and more than 70 percent can be treated over the phone with guidance from trained healthcare professionals.

Grant awards are provided below.

Organization

City

State

Award

Children's Hospital of Alabama

Birmingham

Ala.

$193,769.00

Banner Poison Control Center

Phoenix

Ariz.

$268,443.00

Arizona Board of Regents

Tucson

Ariz.

$178,962.00

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock

Ark.

$233,128.00

The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco

Calif.

$2,953,704.00

Denver Health and Hospital Authority

Denver

Colo.

$846,495.00

University of Connecticut Health Center

Farmington

Conn.

$296,975.00

National Capital Poison Center

Washington

D.C.

$386,805.00

University of Miami

Coral Gables

Fla.

$464,569.00

University of Florida

Gainesville

Fla.

$494,569.00

Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc.

Tampa

Fla.

$464,569.00

Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

Atlanta

Ga.

$713,882.00

MCHC-Chicago Hospital Council

Chicago

Ill.

$1,082,997.00

Clarian Health Partners

Indianapolis

Ind.

$530,235.00

Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center

Sioux City

Iowa

$255,184.00

University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute

Kansas City

Kan.

$234,438.00

Norton Hospitals, Inc.

Louisville

Ky.

$352,454.00

LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport

Shreveport

La.

$389,707.00

Maine Health

Portland

Maine

$278,941.00

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Baltimore

Md.

$314,071.00

Children's Hospital

Boston

Mass.

$645,075.00

Children's Hospital of Michigan

Detroit

Mich.

$866,660.00

Hennepin County Medical Center

Minneapolis

Minn.

$554,817.00

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jackson

Miss.

$248,062.00

Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

St. Louis

Mo.

$487,918.00

The Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha

Neb.

$236,694.00

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

Newark

N.J.

$733,755.00

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Albuquerque

N.M.

$158,626.00

The Research Foundation of SUNY

Albany

N.Y.

$364,056.00

Kaleida Health

Buffalo

N.Y.

$132,384.00

Winthrop University Hospital

Mineola

N.Y.

$330,960.00

New York City Health & Hospitals Corp.

New York

N.Y.

$695,016.00

University of Rochester

Rochester

N.Y.

$132,384.00

Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte

N.C.

$701,923.00

Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati

Ohio

$330,008.00

University Hospitals of Cleveland

Cleveland

Ohio

$330,008.00

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Inc.

Columbus

Ohio

$330,008.00

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Oklahoma City

Okla.

$300,907.00

Oregon Health and Science University

Portland

Ore.

$388,356.00

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Pa.

$699,117.00

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Pittsburgh

Pa.

$440,157.00

University of South Carolina Research Foundation

Columbia

S.C.

$349,859.00

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville

Tenn.

$496,122.00

Dallas County Hospital District

Dallas

Texas

$563,685.00

R.E. Thomason General Hospital

El Paso

Texas

$109,100.00

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston

Texas

$490,951.00

Texas Tech University Health Sciences CE

Lubbock

Texas

$109,100.00

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio

Texas

$345,484.00

Scott & White Memorial Hospital

Temple

Texas

$200,017.00

University of Utah

Salt Lake City

Utah

$194,739.00

The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia

Charlottesville

Va.

$191,353.00

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond

Va.

$246,907.00

Washington Poison Center

Seattle

Wash.

$513,984.00

West Virginia University Research Corp.

Morgantown

W.Va.

$157,693.00

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Inc.

Milwaukee

Wis.

$467,728.00

TOTAL:

 

 

$24,477,510.00

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