2012

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Thank you for your support!

Thank you for your support The Illinois state budget maintains level funding for the Illinois Poison Center for the upcoming year! After sustaining funding decreases of over 30% in the past two years, it was feared that the funding for the IPC would be reduced further.  Due to previous funding cuts, the IPC has had … more

Public Health vs. Healthcare: The Dual Nature of the Poison Control Center Mission

Public Health vs. Healthcare: The Dual Nature of the Poison Control Center Mission

Public health is distinct from health care in that public health focuses on the prevention of disease within populations, while health care focuses on the treatment of disease in individuals. (2002 National Health Policy Forum)   The first poison control center in the nation was started in Illinois in 1953.  Its main purpose was to … more