The Dental Therapist Project (DTP) seeks to improve the oral health of underserved children and families by establishing dental therapist providers as standard members of the dental health team in the United States.
EDC is helping the American Cancer Society develop modules for their international university. The university is designed to build the capacity of cancer-control leaders of organizations from communities throughout the world with a nascent or developing civil-society sector. The modules address a range of skill sets that are necessary for cancer control (e.g., fundraising, governance, patient advocacy, media relations).
Serving communities in the Three Areas, HEAR Sudan builds capacity of local stakeholders to plan, implement and monitor health and education services, helps translate this increased capacity into action, and builds community support for school governance and outreach. HEAR strengthens linkages between educators and health workers with the aim of increasing healthy girls’ and boys’ access to quality education.
The Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care (IPPC) was launched in 1998 as a research, quality improvement, and education effort aimed at enhancing family-centered care for children living with life-threatening conditions. Using a retreat format, IPPC addresses the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that health care professionals need to better serve children and their families.
Exploring Bioethics is a curriculum supplement developed by EDC and the National Institutes of Health that is helping high school students explore such thorny issues as genetic testing and organ transplantation.
Because cystic fibrosis (CF) heightens risk of infection, teens are isolated from those who could give them much-needed support: other teens with CF. But now, with help from EDC, they will be able to connect via the Internet.
An estimated 70 percent of the six million cancer deaths globally occur in developing countries. To help control cancer, staff from EDC’s Health and Human Development Programs are working with the American Cancer Society and have developed modules for an international curriculum. The curriculum has already reached 245 cancer control leaders from 62 countries around the globe ranging from Nigeria to Mexico to India.
HHD Global Programs (of EDC’s Health and Human Development Programs) is working with the American Cancer Society in the worldwide fight against cancer by developing modules for a signature international curriculum that has already reached 245 scholars from 62 countries.
Every medical student receives training in the scientific causes of death, but few are prepared for the emotional challenge of caring for dying patients. Ready or Not, a new video and EDC Study Guide, gives medical schools a powerful tool to introduce students to high-quality end-of-life care.
While mammography and pap smears have demonstrated great success in identifying cancer in earlier, more treatable stages, these effective screening tools remain underused today. Too many women still die from breast and cervical cancer that could have been treated early as a result of timely detection.
A visit to the doctor can produce anxiety and confusion under the best of circumstances; when doctor and patient don’t speak the same language, misunderstandings can be dangerous. In a recent article in the American Translators Association (ATA) Chronicle, EDC researcher Maria-Paz Avery and her co-author Eduardo Berinstein describe recent efforts to develop a certification tool for medical interpreters in Massachusetts.
U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher recently praised a new EDC book for providing American schools with a blueprint to put children’s health and well-being at the center of all education decisions. Schools that coordinate their resources to protect the health of children will “reap great financial, academic, and health rewards,” he said.