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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Poison Prevention Outreach Project

Scott Schaeffer D.Ph., DABAT

Principal Investigator

Agency: HRSA Poison Center Incentive Grant

Abstract

Purposes of this program are to:
  1. Increase the visibility of the OPCC in the deaf and hard of hearing communities
  2. Reach out to those communities in a culturally sensitive fashion using social marketing techniques
  3. Increase the number of calls regarding poison emergencies to the Poison Control Center from these communities, and
  4. Evaluate the impact of the deaf and hard of hearing outreach program as well as provide a template for other poison centers to conduct deaf and hard of hearing outreach programs.