Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States; among infants and children, ages 0-19, injuries and violence result in over 9 million emergency room visits a year. Worldwide, the toll of domestic violence and community violence continues from one generation to the next.

We work across international, national, state, and local boundaries to integrate evidence-based injury, suicide, and violence prevention into public health and health care systems. We gather and use data to inform policies, programs, and practices so that efforts are targeted to the populations and communities where needs are greatest and the greatest impact can be achieved.

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Resources

Here are a few of our resources on injury, violence, and suicide prevention. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Websites

This website helps suicide prevention professionals—both individuals and organizations—develop messages about suicide that are strategic, safe, and positive.

Toolkits

This toolkit provides ideas for integrating suicide prevention into the work of senior centers.

Reports

Released by the Research Prioritization Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, this report outlines the research areas that show the most promise in helping to reduce th

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

Resource libraries

The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.

Resource libraries

This website includes selected resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s work to prevent suicide.

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 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.

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

Reports

This report analyzes survey data from 200 participants in USAID-funded, EDC-implemented youth programs in North East Kenya and Honduras.