• CHPA Educational Foundation

    Each day, millions of consumers rely on over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to help safely, effectively, and quickly treat a wide range of ailments such as cold and flu, fever, headache, and upset stomach. With more than 100,000 OTC products widely available, the CHPA Educational Foundation is dedicated to helping consumers lead happier, healthier lives through responsible self-care.

    Established in 2004, the foundation mission is to be the trusted source of information on the responsible use of consumer healthcare products including OTC medicines and dietary supplements. Through public/private partnerships, national educational campaigns, and media efforts, the foundation educates consumers on how to safely use, store, and dispose of OTC medicines and dietary supplements. Information and materials represent the latest medical and scientific thinking and research and address specific areas where we know consumers need guidance and support.

    All resources for consumers are available through KnowYourOTCs.org, the online home of the CHPA Educational Foundation.

    CHPA Educational Foundation Programs

    • Up and Away and Out of Sight is an educational program to remind families of the importance of safe medicine storage to prevent young children from getting into medicine when they shouldn’t. It is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CHPA Educational Foundation, in partnership with the PROTECT Initiative. For a full list of partners and campaign resources, visit UpandAway.org.
    • Know Your Dose educates patients and consumers about safe and effective use of acetaminophen, the most commonly used drug ingredient in the United States. The campaign is organized by the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalitiona group of consumer organizations, health organizations, and healthcare provider organizations, including the CHPA Educational Foundation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Safe Use Initiative and the CDC both serve as coalition advisors. The coalition provides information to consumers as they are making healthcare decisions in pharmacies, health clinics, physician offices, and online. For a full list of partners and campaign resources, visit KnowYourDose.org.
    • The foundation’s Treat with Care program provides parents and caregivers the information they need to safely treat their children’s cough and cold symptoms with pediatric OTC cough and cold medicines. Timed around cold and flu season, "Treat with Care" efforts have included print and radio public service announcements; ads and content in popular parenting media; and posters and brochures for doctors’ offices, clinics and pharmacies. Treat with Care brochures in English and Spanish can be downloaded or ordered at no charge on KnowYourOTCs.org.

    The CHPA Educational Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.

    CHPA Educational Foundation Board of Directors

    Christopher D. DeWolf
    CHPA Educational Foundation Chair; President & Chief Executive Officer, Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc.

    Theresa Agnew
    Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer Healthcare North America, GSK Consumer Healthcare

    Scott M. Melville
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Healthcare Products Association

    Jeffrey R. Needham
    Executive Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Consumer Healthcare, Perrigo Company

    R. Stephen Neumann
    Vice-President, Consumer Insights and Consumer Relations, Bayer Consumer Health

    Ryan Olohan
    National Industry Director, Healthcare, Google Inc.

    Joy-Lee Pasqualoni
    Consumer Communication Leader-North America, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

    Mariclaire Payawal
    Vice President, Global Public Affairs and Policy, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

    David Tomasi
    Marketing Director, Vicks North America, Procter & Gamble

    Jane Wildman
    President, North America, Combe Incorporated

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