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In an Emergency


1. Call the Poison Center Helpline (1-800-222-1222) if you or another person have been exposed to something that might cause an unwanted and/or unexpected reaction.

 

2. Remain calm - the majority of poison emergencies can be resolved quickly; over the phone

 

3. Call 9-1-1 if the person is unconscious or has difficulty breathing.

 

 

 

IPC Supporters

May 24, 2017
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The Illinois Poison Center is a not-for-profit public-private partnership that relies on support from a wide variety of organizations and volunteers to meet its mission.  The IPC would like to thank the following government institutions, hospitals, corporations, foundations, community organizations and individuals for their generous support of poison center services and education and outreach programs:

 

Public Support:

Illinois Department of Public Health

The IPC is designated by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) as the designated poison center for all of Illinois. 

 

HRSA Poison Control Stabilization and Enhancement Grants

Provides funding for partial support for the IPC mission of emergency call center services, poison prevention education, and professional education.

 

City of Chicago, Department of Public Health, Lead Poisoning Division

Financial assistance in reaching urban areas in the city in need of poison prevention education and supportive services.

 

National Library of Medicine (2004-2005)

Supported the development of the online poison prevention education training course, the Poison Prevention Education Resource Center and a Story Time Tool Kit.

 

Private Support:

Foundations: The following foundations have been strong supporters of general outreach and education and special initiatives for targeted areas of poison prevention education around the state.
    
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (1997 -2011)
    
Community Memorial Foundation (2005-2008)

     Lloyd A. Fry Foundation (2006-2008)

     Polk Bros. Foundation (2003-2006)
    
Taproot Foundation (2009-2011)

 

Individual Donors: We extend a special thank you to all the individuals who provided a personal gift or donation to the IPC. Your contribution has helped us to maintain the quality level of our hotline call center operations and provide needed educational intervention to residents across the state.


 

Fair Share Contributors

Hospitals throughout the state provide funding for general poison center operations through the Fair Share Program. Learn More.

 

Health Care & Social Service Agencies, Community Organizations, and Educational Institutions:

The IPC could not meet its mission without the dedication and time of the many health care and social service agencies, community organizations, and educational institutions that help create an awareness of the poison center services and educate community residents and clients on poison prevention and safety.


 

Volunteer Poison Prevention Satellite Education Network (*current)

  • Advocate Children's Hospital (Park Ridge and Oak Lawn)*
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago)*
  • Alton Memorial Hospital (Alton)*
  • Carle Foundation Hospital (Urbana)*
  • FHN (Freeport)*
  • John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County/Great Lakes Center for Children  (Chicago)*
  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Chicago)*
  • Memorial Hospital of Carbondale (Carbondale)
  • Sinai Community Institute (Chicago)
  • Norwegian American Hospital (Chicago)
  • St. John's Hospital (Springfield)*

Community Organizations

  • Access Community Health Network
  • Access Des Plaines Valley Health Center
  • Access Kling Pediatrics Clinic
  • Access Pilsen Family
  • Aspira Mirta Ramirez
  • Casa Central
  • CDCMF Neighborhood Center
  • Centro Comunitario Juan Diego
  • Children's Center of Cicero/Berwyn
  • Christopher House
  • Coach Care Center
  • Community Nurse Health Assoc.
  • Concordia Avondale Campus
  • Constance Morris House
  • Ember911 Child Safety Program
  • Enlace
  • European American Assoc.
  • Faith World International
  • Federacion de Clubes Michaocanos en Illinois
  • Gads Hill Center
  • Gads Hill Children's Center
  • Hinsdale Community Service
  • Hispanocare
  • Illinois Migrant Council
  • Ingalls Memorial Hospital
  • LaGrange Area Head Start
  • Lake Forest Hospital
  • Logan Square Neighborhood Assoc.
  • Loyola Pediatric Mobile Health Unit
  • Lyons Health Department
  • North Shore Senior Center
  • North Star United Missionary Workers of America
  • Onward Neighborhood House
  • Pillars Community Services and Child and Family Development Center
  • Salud Ofrecida a Latinos
  • SCI Family Case Management
  • SCI Parenting Institute
  • SCI WIC
  • Sherman Hospital
  • St. Clair County Health Department
  • Suburban Access Child & Family Connections
  • Teen Parent Connection (formerly Greater DuPage MYM)
  • Trinidad Lutheran Head Start
  • Union League Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Universidad Popular

Educational Institutions

  • Carl Sandburg College of Nursing
  • Harper School of Nursing
  • Harry S. Truman College of Nursing
  • Illinois Central College of Nursing
  • Joliet Jr. College School of Nursing
  • Kankakee Community College Nursing Program
  • Lakeview College of Nursing
  • Loyola University-Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing
  • Methodist College of Nursing
  • Prairie State College of Nursing
  • Rush University College of Nursing
  • Triton College School of Nursing
  • University of Chicago School of Nursing
  • West Suburban College of Nursing
  • Chicago State College of Pharmacy
  • Loyola University Chicago - Stritch School of Medicine
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • Midwestern University College of Pharmacy
  • Southern IL University-Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
  • Chicago State University College of Pharmacy

Individual Volunteer Educators

The IPC would like to extend its appreciation to the the hundreds of individuals who have completed our Poison Prevention Education Training Course and helped our outreach team educate the citizens of Illinois about poison prevention as part of their work or as part of a volunteer effort and/or personal mission.

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