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 National Poison Prevention Week (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

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

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

For more information about HRSA’s Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, visit

Published on 03/22/2022