About this project library

EDC collaborates with public and private partners to create, deliver, and evaluate programs, services, and products in 22 countries around the world. This library contains profiles of our current work and initiatives.

44 Projects found
Over 6 million children in the United States are diagnosed with at least one developmental disability. Their caregivers—parents, grandparents, and the other adults in their lives—have the challenging...
Opioid misuse and overdoses pose a significant public health crisis —one that is being exacerbated by COVID-19 . And while substance misuse prevention programs that address the causes of addiction...
The nation’s prevention professionals play an essential role in helping communities address pressing substance abuse and other behavioral health challenges, including underage drinking, prescription...
Research shows that accidental injuries are the leading cause of death in children and youth ages 0 to 19 in the United States. In 2018, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that injury...
Across the United States, more and more neurodiverse young people are being integrated into inclusive schools and out-of-school programs. Teachers and afterschool providers need effective approaches...
With up to 1 in 59 children on the autism spectrum , supporting the learning of students with autism and the relevant workforce preparation is critical. Yet schools and out-of-school time programs...
Elder mistreatment—whether physical, financial, emotional, or sexual—is consistently found to affect at least 10% of older adults. Yet in emergency departments (EDs), one of the few places where...
Many young people who become involved in the justice system have faced systemic barriers to educational opportunities and encountered forces that push them out of school. Educational programs inside...
The first 10 years of a child’s life are a critical developmental period that impacts all that follows. During these years, opportunity and achievement gaps begin early for the millions of U.S...
The nation’s prevention professionals play an essential role in helping communities address pressing substance misuse and other behavioral health challenges, including underage drinking, prescription...
Advocates working across domestic violence agencies, child protection systems, human trafficking agencies, and elder abuse units need specific skills and knowledge related to suicide prevention. Yet...
Home visiting programs have a unique opportunity to reach vulnerable families and to improve maternal, child, and family outcomes. Yet, gaps exist between our knowledge of what works and the...
U.S. states and territories that receive grants from the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program are required to use continuous quality improvement (CQI) methods to...
Although casinos can contribute to community well-being by providing funds to improve infrastructure, they can also increase problem gambling and related negative health and mental health impacts ...
A key aspect of promoting adolescent health at the community level is gathering the necessary data to determine priorities, raise awareness, and support local programs and policies. Since 2006, EDC...