Tennessee Poison Center
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3319 West End Avenue Suite 460
Nashville, TN 37203
Organization Details

Programs

Budget
$1,808,185.00
Description
The Poison Help hotline 1-800-222-1222 is a toll-free medical hotline for the public and healthcare professionals available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Poison specialists provide treatment advice or referrals in the event of a poison emergency.
Program Areas Served
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Description
Anyone can be a poison victim. Education is the key to poison prevention. TPC provides free poison prevention programs and literature distribution. The free programs and literature teach how to identify a poison, how to avoid becoming a poison victim and how to properly respond in a poison emergency. TPC does not receive funding solely for poison prevention education programs.
Program Areas Served
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Budget
$250,000.00
Description
Tennessee Poison Center is the only organization in Tennessee that provides statewide surveillance for chemical or biological terrorism. Every eight minutes, symptom data from TPC is sent to Washington, D.C. to detect any unusual activity of specific symptoms.
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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Recent CDC data has documented poisoning as the #1 leading cause of injury death for Tennessee residents, surpassing motor vehicle accidents. Tennessee Poison Center is committed to reduce the number of poison related deaths in Tennessee.