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.
Can Your Smartphone be a Mental Health Tool?
Suicide prevention efforts are increasingly taking advantage of advances in technology.
Why Does Social Emotional Learning Matter?
These are basic skills that set kids up for success later in life. EDC’s Karen Cairone explains.
Behavioral Health: 4 Ways to Build Programs That Work
These concrete steps can help communities improve the way they respond to the public health challenges they face.
Suicide Prevention—Getting from Awareness to Action
“We have to promote hope and recovery if we want to reduce suicides,” says Elly Stout, director of EDC’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
How Can We Better Serve the Mental Health Needs of Women Veterans?
Delivering health care that better meets the needs of women veterans must become a national priority.
Sharing His Story to Help Others
EDC’s Adam Swanson draws upon his own life experiences to improve suicide prevention and mental health care.
This online tool provides guidance for applying the Strategic Prevention Framework process to the prevention of alcohol misuse and abuse.
This online guide provides Head Start and Early Head Start home visitors with effective strategies to assess, promote, and model good hygiene during regular meetings with families.
This issue brief is designed to help substance abuse prevention practitioners better understand and reduce rates of heroin use and overdose. It includes the following:
The Bullying Prevention Resource Guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on bullying prevention. It is divided into seven sections:
This paper describes the work of the Home Visiting Collaborative for Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN).
This website contains links to social norms campaigns from communities supported by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) at EDC.
This resource library maintained by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) includes products created by SPRC and its partners as well as toolkits, fact sheets, guides, upcoming trainings and
This resource for Head Start program health managers provides tools, resources, and information to help them determine what needs their attention, how to structure their work, and ways to develop p
This resource library is a collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help users understand and implement the Zero Suicide Initiative.
This website offers stories, tools, videos, and other resources to support substance misuse and mental illness prevention efforts from SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies