the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC), Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and National Institutes of Health (see Figure 9-1 for DHHS organizational structure). Federal departments, agencies, and commissions involved in some aspect of poisoning prevention and control are described in the appendix to this chapter.

In addition to dedicated funds for poison control centers and activities, there are several other major funding sources that flow from the federal level to states that can and are used to support poison prevention and control activities at state and local levels. These are the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant, the Substance Abuse Block Grant, the Preventive Health Services Block Grant, Medicaid, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. State data collection activities for vital records are supported via cooperative agreements with the Center for Vital Statistics in CDC in addition to the block grants listed. Resources for the Poison Prevention and Control System, as well as the poison control

FIGURE 9-1 Department of Health and Human Services organizational chart.


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