In September 2020, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) housed at Education Development Center (EDC) marks its 10th year of advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, the nation’s road map for prioritizing suicide prevention.
EDC joins the Amgen Foundation in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE). This initiative has supported over 3,600 science educators in engaging nearly 850,000 students across 13 countries in exploring biotech.
A new national survey shows that 80% of Americans believe that suicide prevention should be a national priority as a result of the pandemic, and 52% report being more open to talking about mental health as a result of COVID-19.
To observe National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, National Suicide Prevention Week, and World Suicide Prevention Day, EDC is offering events, tips, and tools to help you take action to build resilience and prevent suicide.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded EDC a three-year grant to continue leading the STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR), a national initiative to address STEM learning opportunity gaps, ignite interest in STEM, and prepare young people for future careers in STEM.