October 7, 2020

Join EDC Virtually at APHA 2020

EDC public health specialists will present on a variety of timely topics at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo, to be held virtually October 24–28. The theme for this year’s conference is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence.”

EDC sessions will focus on home visiting services, social and emotional learning, suicide prevention, disability and youth substance abuse, and trends in teens’ use of electronic vaping products.

Explore all of EDC’s virtual presentations:




Sunday, October 25, 2020

4–5 p.m.

Protecting and Serving the Vulnerable: Improving Interactions between Law Enforcement and People of Color with Autism

Sarah Jerome

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Collecting, Analyzing, and Using Data in Suicide Prevention: Resources for Addressing Key Gaps in the Field

Kristen Quinlan, Julie Ebin, Jerry Reed, Kerri Nickerson, Amy Painter

Monday, October 26, 2020

11–11:15 a.m.

Mechanisms Contributing to the Lethality of Suicide: Youth versus Adults in the U.S.

David I. Swedler, Ted R. Miller, Bina Ali, Bruce Lawrence, Jennifer Leonardo

12:30–1:30 p.m.

Costs of Youth Violence Perpetration and Victimization in the United States

Ted R. Miller, Bina Ali, David Swedler, Jennifer Leonardo

12:30–2 p.m.

A Statewide Model for Embedding Social and Emotional Learning into Schools – An Upstream Approach to Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion

Shai Fuxman

1:12–1:26 p.m.

Social Perspectives of Disability and Youth Substance Abuse

Sarah Jerome, Shai Fuxman, Shari Kessel Schneider, Chelsey Goddard, Kim Dash

5–6:30 p.m.

President Session: A Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention

Jerry Reed

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

11–11:15 a.m.

Promoting IPV Prevention through Home Visiting Services: A Quality Improvement Collaborative

Zhandra Levesque, Emma McAuley, Patricia Finnerty, Rachael Glisson, Mary Mackrain

1:15–1:30 p.m.

Trends in Use of Electronic Vapor Products by Sociodemographic Groups: Findings from a Regional Census of High School Youth

Shari Kessel Schneider, Melanie Miller, Kim Dash

6:30–7 p.m.

Suicide as a Public Health Issue (“Geeks Meet” session)

Kerri Nickerson, Jerry Reed, Kristen Quinlan

7–7:15 p.m.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Suicide: What We Know and How We Can Address It

Kerri Nickerson, Kristen Quinlan