poisoning prevention

National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month is observed annually in October.  Nationally, prescription drugs are the second most abused category of drugs after marijuana, with one in five young adults reporting that they have abused a prescription drug.  The national campaign, sponsored by Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), ...
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In 2018, National Poison Prevention Week will occur March 18 – 24, 2018 HOW TO CELEBRATE: Join the conversation online using the hashtags #NPPW18, #PreventPoison, or #PoisonHelp Contact your local poison control center to request educational materials and find out about poison prevention campaigns in your area. Click hereto find your local center. Encourage your friends, ...
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  The Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammie Healani Hoapili Smith, MPH as the  and Public Health Educator for the Branch’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI) grant for the study and prevention of opioid abuse.  Tammie is a ...
Read More New Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI) Grant Coordinator: Tammie Healani Hoapili Smith, MPH

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) received $870,000 in funding for three years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent overdose deaths related to prescription opioids as part of the Prescription Drug Overdose: Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI). The funding allocated through ...
Read More Hawaii received CDC funding to evaluate prevention of opioid misuse, abuse and overdose

Please download an updated overview of the leading causes of injury related death, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits. Injury Data Overview 2010-2014

Dan Galanis, epidemiologist for the Department of Health’s Injury Prevention and Control Section discusses drug overdose deaths among Hawaii’s residents with The Star-Advertiser. “In the five-year period through 2013, the number of fatalities for residents 60 and older totaled 132, a 288 percent increase from the five-year period through 2003, according to data from the ...
Read More Addiction leads to tragic ends by The Star-Advertiser

The Hawaii Poison Hotline is part of a national poison prevention network. The hotline number connects you directly to specially trained pharmacists and nurses to help manage poison exposure and answer poison related questions. The 2013 Hawaii Annual Report (PDF 265KB) summarizes the latest Hawaii Poison Hotline findings from the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug ...
Read More The 2013 Hawaii Poison Hotline Annual Report