New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center's Mission, Vision, Values and Goals

Mission

The mission of the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center is to improve the health of New Mexicans by reducing illness and death associated with poisoning and by encouraging proper use of medications.

Vision

The New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center’s vision is to identify and solve problems associated with poisoning and medication related illness through education, scholarship, and service commitment to core values.

Values

The New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center will be known locally and nationally for its:

  • Integrity, accountability and decisiveness in commitment to excellence;
  • Compassion and respect in our interaction with students, patients and colleagues;
  • Diversity in people and thinking;
  • Effective utilization of our resources; and
  • Advancement of our institutional mission while supporting professional and personal growth

Goals

The goals of the poison information service are to:

  • Provide expert, 24-hour assistance to the citizens of New Mexico during possible poisoning emergencies.
  • Reduce the costs associated with poisoning by treating less severe exposures at home with Center guidance.
  • Train healthcare professionals in the field of clinical toxicology.
  • Expand knowledge in the field of clinical toxicology through an active research program.
  • Prevent poisonings through toxicosurveillance, education, regulation, and collaboration with local, state and federal agencies.

The goals of the drug information service are to:

  • Provide individualized, accurate, relevant and unbiased information to consumers and healthcare professionals regarding medication-related inquiries.
  • Help train pharmacists to be drug information providers.

New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center's Strategic Plan (pdf file)

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