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HRSA Releases $24.5 Million in Grants to Support Poison Control Centers
Date:9/9/2009

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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        Little Rock     Ark.
     Medical Sciences                                             $233,128.00
    --------------------------        -----------     -----       -----------
    The Regents of the University of  San Francisco   Calif.
     California, San Francisco                                  $2,953,704.00
    --------------------------------  -------------   ------    -------------
    Denver Health and Hospital        Denver          Colo.
     Authority                                                    $846,495.00
    --------------------------        ------          -----       -----------
    University of Connecticut Health  Farmington      Conn.
     Center                                                       $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,   Tampa           Fla.
     Inc.                                                         $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     Sioux City      Iowa
     Center                                                       $255,184.00
    -----------------------------     ------------    ----        -----------
    University of Kansas Medical      Kansas City     Kan.
     Center Research Institute                                    $234,438.00
    ----------------------------      -----------     ----        -----------
    Norton Hospitals, Inc.            Louisville      Ky.         $352,454.00
    ----------------------            ----------      ---         -----------
    LSU Health Sciences Center in     Shreveport      La.
     Shreveport                                                   $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 Jackson         Miss.
     Center                                                       $248,062.00
    --------------------------------- -----------     -----       -----------
    Cardinal Glennon Children's       St. Louis       Mo.
     Hospital                                                     $487,918.00
    ---------------------------       ---------       ---         -----------
    The Nebraska Medical Center       Omaha           Neb.        $236,694.00
    ---------------------------       -----           ----        -----------
    University of Medicine &          Newark          N.J.
     Dentistry of New Jersey                                      $733,755.00
    ------------------------          ------          ----        -----------
    University of New Mexico Health   Albuquerque     N.M.
     Sciences Center                                              $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  New York        N.Y.
     Corp.                                                        $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       Cincinnati      Ohio
     Center                                                       $330,008.00
    ---------------------------       ----------      ----        -----------
    University Hospitals of Cleveland Cleveland       Ohio        $330,008.00
    --------------------------------- ---------       ----        -----------
    Nationwide Children's Hospital,   Columbus        Ohio
     Inc.                                                         $330,008.00
    -------------------------------   ---------       ----        -----------
    University of Oklahoma Health     Oklahoma City   Okla.
     Sciences Center                                              $300,907.00
    -----------------------------     -------------   -----       -----------
    Oregon Health and Science         Portland        Ore.
     University                                                   $388,356.00
    -------------------------         --------        ----        -----------
    The Children's Hospital of        Philadelphia    Pa.
     Philadelphia                                                 $699,117.00
    --------------------------        ------------    ---         -----------
    University of Pittsburgh Medical  Pittsburgh      Pa.
     Center                                                       $440,157.00
    --------------------------------  ----------      ---         -----------
    University of South Carolina      Columbia        S.C.
     Research Foundation                                          $349,859.00
    ----------------------------      --------        ----        -----------
    Vanderbilt University Medical     Nashville       Tenn.
     Center                                                       $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       Galveston       Texas
     Branch                                                       $490,951.00
    ---------------------------       ---------       -----       -----------
    Texas Tech University Health      Lubbock         Texas
     Sciences CE                                                  $109,100.00
    ----------------------------      -------         -----       -----------
    University of Texas Health        San Antonio     Texas
     Science Center                                               $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    Charlottesville Va.
     University of Virginia                                       $191,353.00
    ------------------------------    --------------- ---         -----------
    Virginia Commonwealth University  Richmond        Va.         $246,907.00
    --------------------------------  --------        ---         -----------
    Washington Poison Center          Seattle         Wash.       $513,984.00
    ------------------------          -------         -----       -----------
    West Virginia University Research Morgantown      W.Va.
     Corp.                                                        $157,693.00
    --------------------------------- ----------      -----       -----------
    Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee       Wis.
     Inc.                                                         $467,728.00
    --------------------------------- ---------       ----        -----------
    TOTAL:                                                     $24,477,510.00
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