EDC identifies opportunities to promote individual, family, and community health and address disparities. We break down barriers to reach the medically underserved and improve the delivery of coordinated, evidence-based prevention and treatment services. Our programs reach the young and the elderly—and their caregivers—in diverse settings, including clinics, hospitals, schools, Head Start programs and child care centers, community programs, senior centers, and assisted living.

We develop community-level health communications campaigns as well as face-to-face and online training programs for physicians, nurses, mental health counselors, and allied health providers. We design digital health tools for reaching busy professionals and for providing consumers with self-management support.

Learn more: Read "A World Free from Suicide."

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Resources

Here are a few of our resources on behavioral, physical, and mental health. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains programs and strategies for addressing school-based health and safety issues, including bullying, substance abuse, mental health, and school discipline.

White papers

This paper describes the work of the Home Visiting Collaborative for Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN).

Fact sheets

This fact sheet describes a suite of services that EDC provides to guide districts in launching and sustaining multi-tiered systems of support to improve the SEL and mental wellness of students and educators.

White papers

The authors share the findings of an EDC study that investigated whether the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network framework could be applied in the field of injury and violence prevention to reduce fatalities, hospitalizations and emergency department visits among 0–19-year-olds.

White papers

This tip sheet explains the benefits of including participants and families in continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes and provides strategies for engaging them as partners.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains an array of practice briefs, videos, webinars, and curated resource links to help mental health professionals better address the needs of individuals affected by HIV.

Apps

This app demonstrates that handwashing, covering your cough, and washing surfaces can reduce the spread of illness.

Reports

This report explores the potential benefits of theory-based logic models in trauma-informed initiatives

Reports

This report presents highlights and findings from EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey to 24,355 high school students in 26 Massachusetts communities in 2014.

White papers

EDC’s Women Veterans in STEM team collaborated with their advisory board to develop this series of white papers. The five papers provide an overview of women veterans’ needs. They focus on strategies to support women veterans’ health and well-being, success in the STEM workforce, completion of STEM education, and transition to civilian life.