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.
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.
Released by the Research Prioritization Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, this report outlines the research areas that show the most promise in helping to reduce th
This toolkit provides ideas for integrating suicide prevention into the work of senior centers.
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 website helps suicide prevention professionals—both individuals and organizations—develop messages about suicide that are strategic, safe, and positive.
This website includes selected resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s work to prevent suicide.
This resource library contains programs and strategies for addressing school-based health and safety issues, including bullying, substance abuse, mental health, and school discipline.
This online toolkit supports the implementation of the Zero Suicide Initiative in health and behavioral health care settings.
This report analyzes survey data from 200 participants in USAID-funded, EDC-implemented youth programs in North East Kenya and Honduras.
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.