Mission and Goals
The mission of the Utah Poison Control Center is to prevent and minimize adverse health effects from a poison exposure through education, service, and research.
The major goals of the UPCC are:
- To provide 24-hour emergency telephone service to the public and health professionals of Utah for assistance during a poisoning emergency.
- To be a state resource for accurate and up-to-date poison information and clinical toxicology consultation to the public, health-care professionals, emergency service personnel, public health officials and media.
- To provide quality poison prevention and awareness education throughout the state.
- To be a leader in Utah for education of health professionals and health professional students in clinical toxicology.
- To conduct clinical toxicology, poisoning epidemiology and poison prevention research.
- To be an integral part of disaster planning and response through actively participating in state, local, University of Utah HSC and national Disaster Preparedness and Response.
- To maintain accreditation as a regional poison control center by the American Association of Poison Control Centers.