Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States; among infants and children, ages 0-19, injuries and violence result in over 9 million emergency room visits a year. Worldwide, the toll of domestic violence and community violence continues from one generation to the next.

We work across international, national, state, and local boundaries to integrate evidence-based injury, suicide, and violence prevention into public health and health care systems. We gather and use data to inform policies, programs, and practices so that efforts are targeted to the populations and communities where needs are greatest and the greatest impact can be achieved.

Experts

Jennifer Allison
Director, Children’s Safety Network
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Senior Research Scientist
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
Julie Goldstein Grumet
Director of Prevention and Practice
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Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Gustavo Payan
Project Director | Youth Development Specialist
Gerald Reed
Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership | Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Health and Technology
Ellyson Stout
Project Director

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on injury, violence, and suicide prevention. To see more, visit our Resources section.

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This report analyzes survey data from 200 participants in USAID-funded, EDC-implemented youth programs in North East Kenya and Honduras.
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This resource library maintained by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) includes products created by SPRC and its partners as well as toolkits, fact sheets, guides, upcoming trainings and

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This website includes selected resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s work to prevent suicide.

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This online toolkit supports the implementation of the Zero Suicide Initiative in health and behavioral health care settings.

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To promote optimal development, each Head Start program plans, implements, and evaluates actions that provide safe environments for children to be active and competent learners.

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The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.

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This report presents some of the accomplishments of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention during its first five years (2010–2015).

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This report presents highlights and findings from EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey to 24,355 high school students in 26 Massachusetts communities in 2014.

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This guide is designed to assist emergency department (ED) health care professionals with decisions about the care of patients at risk of suicide.

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This toolkit provides ideas for integrating suicide prevention into the work of senior centers.