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 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

White papers

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

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.

Toolkits

This online tool provides guidance for applying the Strategic Prevention Framework process to the prevention of alcohol misuse and abuse.

Reports

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.

Websites

This website features a set of tools and resources from the STEPS to Care Program created to help individuals with HIV management.

Reports

The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) developed this guidance document to assist efforts in preventing and reducing underage drinking and other drug use in Ma

Books

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

Toolkits

This online toolkit provides specific guidance for applying SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework to the prevention of opioid misuse and overdoses.

Videos

SPARK Talks—Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable—are feature videos of leaders in the suicide prevention field describing a new development or direction and issuing a c