EDC identifies opportunities to promote individual, family, and community health and address disparities. We break down barriers to reach the medically underserved and improve the delivery of coordinated, evidence-based prevention and treatment services. Our programs reach the young and the elderly—and their caregivers—in diverse settings, including clinics, hospitals, schools, Head Start programs and child care centers, community programs, senior centers, and assisted living.
We develop community-level health communications campaigns as well as face-to-face and online training programs for physicians, nurses, mental health counselors, and allied health providers. We design digital health tools for reaching busy professionals and for providing consumers with self-management support.
Can Your Smartphone be a Mental Health Tool?
Suicide prevention efforts are increasingly taking advantage of advances in technology.
Why Does Social Emotional Learning Matter?
These are basic skills that set kids up for success later in life. EDC’s Karen Cairone explains.
Behavioral Health: 4 Ways to Build Programs That Work
These concrete steps can help communities improve the way they respond to the public health challenges they face.
Suicide Prevention—Getting from Awareness to Action
“We have to promote hope and recovery if we want to reduce suicides,” says Elly Stout, director of EDC’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
How Can We Better Serve the Mental Health Needs of Women Veterans?
Delivering health care that better meets the needs of women veterans must become a national priority.
Sharing His Story to Help Others
EDC’s Adam Swanson draws upon his own life experiences to improve suicide prevention and mental health care.
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 toolkit helps build the capacity of teachers and leaders to use evidence-based practices, universal design for learning (UDL) principles, and technology to improve student engagement, motivati
The revised National Strategy for Suicide Prevention emphasizes the role every American can play in protecting their friends, family members, and colleagues from suicide.
The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) at EDC developed this interactive communications toolkit to help substance abuse prevention practitioners create clear,
This online toolkit supports the implementation of the Zero Suicide Initiative in health and behavioral health care settings.
This resource library is a collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help users understand and implement the Zero Suicide Initiative.
This website contains links to social norms campaigns from communities supported by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) at EDC.
This resource library contains reports, analyses, surveys, and fact sheets developed as part of EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey from 2006 to 2014.
This resource for Head Start program health managers provides tools, resources, and information to help them determine what needs their attention, how to structure their work, and ways to develop p
This app demonstrates that handwashing, covering your cough, and washing surfaces can reduce the spread of illness.