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The 21st Annual All Out Comb Out!™

The NPA's Head Lice Prevention Campaign


This September the National Pediculosis Association® (NPA) is kicking off its 21st annual Head Lice Prevention Campaign that continues throughout the year.  This year we're providing FREE Downloads and Critter Cards, special graphics for your website, as well as other resources for schools, child care centers, doctor's offices, community centers and everyone else who wanted to get the message out!

How to use the LiceMeister Comb

From the new LiceMeister Kit's instructional video.
Everything shown in this clip is contained in the kit.

What is the All Out Comb Out™?
The National Pediculosis Association® (NPA) sponsors its National Head Lice Prevention Campaign each year to focus attention on the endemic state of head lice among children… to remind communities across the U.S. that pediculosis (head lice) is a problem we must acknowledge and to raise awareness by helping to implement prevention programs.  This year the campaign emphasizes the growing number of children at higher risk to lice treatments.  You can learn more by reading about Jesse's Project.

Why Kick-off in September?
Back-to-School is an excellent time to educate parents, children and the community about head lice.  Parents should understand the communicability of head lice before outbreaks occur, how to make an accurate identification and how to remove head lice and nits (eggs) from their children in the safest and most effective ways.

What are the benefits?
Families learn how to carry out the most effective prevention measures at all times and the safest most thorough control measures possible.  This enables families to make informed decisions to avoid potentially harmful products along with disruption that occurs when there is no public health standard in place.

Who participates?
School systems, child care centers, drug chains, individual pharmacies, health departments, camps, professional organizations, hair salons, HMO’s, school nurses, parents, physicians, pharmacists and thousands of individuals… all working to keep the spirit of head lice prevention going strong each September and throughout the year.  The success of the All Out Comb Out™ depends on the support of everyone interested in maintaining the highest possible public health standards for children.

How can you join the effort?
Participation can range from placing an announcement in your local newspaper to posting a prevention month bulletin board for your local PTA… and the NPA has FREE Downloads and other resources to help you do it.

You can also help get the
prevention month message out
by placing this graphic of
Boss Louse on your
organization's website.

for instructions e-mail

Communities that promote head lice prevention programs demonstrate a commitment to family health and wellness.

The NPA is asking everyone to work together to set the highest possible public health standards for children in order to protect them from unnecessary and potentially harmful chemical lice treatments.  The aim of the campaign is to reach parents before outbreaks occur -- teaching them how to safely and effectively keep their kids lice and nit free!

The NPA encourages everyone to participate, "Because it’s not about lice, it’s about kids.TM"

Be sure to check out all of the NPA's resources and
educational materials for the All Out Comb Out™
and visit
DoIt4TheKids for helpful information on
screening, detection, and removal.

The NPA is a 501(c)(3), federally tax-exempt, non-profit health and education agency.
Proceeds from the
LiceMeister® comb and other NPA resources help support
programs like the prevention campaign.


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The National Pediculosis Association,® Inc.
A Non-Profit Organization
Serving The Public Since 1983.

2019 marks 36 years of Service.

The NPA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit volunteer organization, including scientific advisors, dedicated since 1983 to protecting children and their environment from the misuse and abuse of prescription and over-the-counter pesticide treatments for lice and scabies.
The LiceMeister comb® was developed by the NPA in 1997 to provide a higher standard for lice combing tools and a safe, cost-effective treatment alternative to pesticides. Proceeds from sales of the LiceMeister comb allow the NPA to be self-sustaining while accomplishing its mission.

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