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.

Toolkits

This free workshop kit is designed to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and t

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.

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

In this paper, the authors discuss the purpose, design, and launch of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s first ever Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN).

Toolkits

This toolkit helps build the capacity of teachers and leaders to use evidence-based practices, universal design for learning (UDL) principles, and technology to improve student engagement, motivati

Curricula

Education Development Center (EDC), with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, has developed the self-guided training manual H.O.P.E.: Suicide Training for American Indian and Alaska Na

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.

Websites

Based on a popular smartphone app created by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, the Web-based PTSD Coach Online offers 17 different evidence-informed tools to help individ

Reports

This presentation describes the innovative strategies, accomplishments, and lessons learned of the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network at EDC.

Toolkits

The Center for Strategic Prevention Support (CSPS) at EDC developed this interactive communications toolkit to help substance abuse prevention practitioners create clear, accurate messages that wou