The 21st Annual All Out Comb
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!
From the new LiceMeister
Kit's instructional video.
How to use the
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
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.
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
Communities that promote head lice prevention
programs demonstrate a commitment to family health and wellness.
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!
NPA encourages everyone to participate, "Because
its not about lice, its about kids.TM"
Be sure to check out all of the
educational materials for the All
Out Comb Out™
DoIt4TheKids for helpful information
screening, detection, and removal.
The NPA is a 501(c)(3), federally tax-exempt,
non-profit health and education agency.
Proceeds from the
comb and other NPA resources help support
programs like the prevention campaign.