EDC’s projects are informed by our expertise in dissemination and implementation science, as well as by the experiences and wisdom of program staff and community members. We are skilled in identifying, addressing, and overcoming barriers to implementation that impede uptake, delivery, and dissemination of best practices.
In countries around the world, we have successfully implemented youth development, literacy, and health initiatives and worked with Ministries of Education and Health to improve school and health programming. In the United States, we support the implementation of evidence-based strategies, both nationally and regionally. We also work with large school districts and health systems on efforts to adopt and sustain effective interventions.
Our collaborative implementation efforts support meaningful improvements in processes and systems.
Drawing on its extensive work in fragile environments, EDC developed this set of case studies that chronicles best practices, lessons learned, and stories of success.
This factsheet describes the development and implementation of the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC), which was included as part of the Akazi Kanoze 2 (AK2) Project, a youth work-readiness program
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
The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) developed this guidance document to assist efforts in preventing and reducing underage drinking and other drug use in Ma
This report describes three post-overdose interventions that have shown promise in reducing the risk of subsequent overdoses and improving other health outcomes among people who have experienced a non-fatal overdose, highlighting the role of prevention practitioners in supporting these efforts.
These stories from a faces behind the success of the Akazi Kanoze 2 work readiness program in Rwanda.
This online guide provides Head Start and Early Head Start home visitors with effective strategies to assess, promote, and model good hygiene during regular meetings with families.
This report describes the results of a randomized controlled study of the Akazi Kanoze 2 workforce development program. The study, which involved more than 1,500 young people during Year 1 of the three-year program, showed the participants were 8 percent more likely to land jobs than youth who did not participate. In addition, the study also showed increased work readiness and increased confidence in job-seeking.
This study evaluated the work of the Akazi Kanoze (AK) Youth Livelihoods Project in Rwanda to support youth entrepreneurs. The report presents findings on the effectiveness of AK’s Entrepreneurshi
The proliferation of new technologies is changing the way we live, learn, and work. This white paper examines the complex and interconnected challenges related to workforce development, economics, education, equity, and ethics that our society must address to ensure our workforce is future-ready.