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
Shai Fuxman staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
EDC's Julie Goldstein Grumet staff portrait
Director of Prevention and Practice
EDC's Heidi Kar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
EDC's Kimberly O’Brien staff portrait
Research Scientist
EDC's Jerry Reed staff portrait
Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership | Portfolio Lead, Injury, Violence, and Suicide Prevention
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Health and Technology
Ellyson Stout
Director, Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Resources

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

Toolkits

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

Reports

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.

Websites

Based on a popular smartphone app created by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, the Web-based PTSD Coach Online offers 17 different evidence-informed tools to help individ

Reports

The Bullying Prevention Resource Guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on bullying prevention. It is divided into seven sections:

Toolkits

This free workshop kit is designed to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and t

Resource libraries

This resource library is a collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help users understand and implement the Zero Suicide Initiative.

Reports

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.

Reports

The revised National Strategy for Suicide Prevention emphasizes the role every American can play in protecting their friends, family members, and colleagues from suicide.

Toolkits

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

Websites

This website helps suicide prevention professionals—both individuals and organizations—develop messages about suicide that are strategic, safe, and positive.