Laura Morehouse

Laura Morehouse,

Community Outreach Coordinator for

the Arizona Poison and

Drug Information Center

Wednesday, February 3, 2021,

2:30-3:30 pm,

an ASA Zoom Webinar* 

In this presentation viewers will learn specific and easy measures to take for medication safety, including how to talk with your pharmacist (with key questions to ask); and how to avoid drug- to-drug interactions and adverse drug events.  Ms. Morehouse will describe safe storage practices for drugs and how to properly dispose of unwanted or unneeded medications. 

Ms. Morehouse conducts education and outreach for the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center located in Tucson at the University of Arizona.   Serving in her current role since 2016, she provides community outreach and education on poison prevention, medication management, bites and stings safety, and more.  She develops public education plans using evidence-based strategies, employing methods and media that are best suited for the target audience in terms of cultural background, literacy and age.  In addition to poison prevention, her presentations also include such topics as other elderly medication concerns and venomous desert creatures.  

Ms. Morehouse received her BS Degree in public health and her Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Arizona.  Her graduate degree focused on health behavior and health promotion.  She is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Before joining the staff of the Poison and Drug Information Center in 2016, she was an evaluation-team member of the Arizona Nutrition Network Evaluation Team at UA.  While working on her Master’s Degree, she was a graduate teaching assistant. She previously spoke to the ASA about
“Desert Dangers.”

*To access the Zoom Webinar, please write info@ArizonaSeniorAcademy.org

Written by H. Deon Holt, Academy Village volunteer

 

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