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.
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Addressing Veteran Suicide
Jerry Reed says that a public health approach is needed to prevent suicide among Veterans.
The Voice of Experience
Individuals with lived experience can bring an important perspective to suicide prevention efforts.
Is Social Media Harmful to Students with Disabilities?
A new report on social media finds some benefits, but higher cyberbullying rates.
Addressing the Opioid Crisis through Home Visiting
Home visiting programs are critical to supporting children affected by opioid misuse, says Loraine Lucinski.
Home Visiting Supports Mothers, Infants
Breastfeeding holds a number of health benefits for mothers and infants. So why are rates of the practice so low?
3 Ways Schools Can Support Children Affected by the Opioid Crisis
Schools are uniquely positioned to address the needs of children exposed to trauma, says Shai Fuxman.
This brief can help you develop a continuous quality improvement (CQI) plan and communicate it to others in your organization. It explains what the plan should cover and includes a sample outline and template for drafting your plan.
This report explores the potential benefits of theory-based logic models in trauma-informed initiatives
This online toolkit provides specific guidance for applying SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework to the prevention of opioid misuse and overdoses.
This resource library contains reports, analyses, surveys, and fact sheets developed as part of EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey from 2006 to 2014.
Employ this tool to reflect on how your district currently identifies students who need additional SEL and mental health services beyond what is offered in the classroom, how you connect students w
This website includes selected resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s work to prevent suicide.
This online toolkit supports the implementation of the Zero Suicide Initiative in health and behavioral health care settings.
This webinar recording, Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide: Strategies for Effective and Positive Messaging, produced by EDC, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and Bure
This presentation describes the innovative strategies, accomplishments, and lessons learned of the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network at EDC.
The Safe in the City kit includes prevention posters, a user's guide, and a DVD of Safe in the City, a 23-minute HIV/STD prevention video designed to be easily integrated into cli