Community Outreach

Each year thousands of people living New Jersey are exposed to potentially harmful substances, or poisons. It is our belief that by making New Jersey residents aware of the hazards where we live, work, and play that we can reduce the incidence of poison exposures.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most accurate updates, alerts, and press releases.

The staff at the New Jersey Poison Control Center is dedicated to taking an active role in communities across the state. Our representatives are available to participate in educational programs, community events, health fairs, town hall meetings, festivals, corporate wellness events, etc.  To request that a Poison Control Center representative participate in any upcoming events please submit a request or contact Health Educator, Danielle Bartsche (drb144@njms.rutgers.edu), for more information.

Volunteer

The New Jersey Poison Control Center is always looking for dedicated volunteers to participate in health fairs, as well as facilitate poison prevention presentations. All volunteers must participate in a 1-day Train-the-Trainer workshop, and be willing to participate in at least 1 event per month.  If interested, please submit a request here (link to request) or contact the public education staff with questions.

Current volunteers log in

Log in here for educational programs, materials, and to submit program evaluation forms

Internship Opportunities

The Education Department considers internship requests on a case by case basis.

We are currently considering interns to assist with:

Needs Assessment
Program Updates/Presentation Assistant

*note all intern applicants must have reliable transportation and be willing to meet Health Educator at program sites

Student Requirements:

  • Students must be undergraduate Juniors or Seniors majoring in Public Health, with some background in Health Education.
  • Hours are flexible, but students must be willing to work at least 20 hours per week.
  • All students must participate in an on-site interview and project proposal prior to start of internship.

For more information, please contact a member of the Public Education staff.

If you’d like more information on educational events, partnerships, etc., please contact a member of our educational staff:

Director of Educational Services
Alicia Gambino, MA, MCHES
gambinaa@njms.rutgers.edu
973-972-9280 ext. 107

Health Educator
Danielle Bartsche, BS, CHES
Drb144@njms.rutgers.edu
973-972-9280 ext. 106