Child maltreatment is a serious but preventable public health issue. EDC conducted a comprehensive scan of child maltreatment prevention efforts in state public health agencies across the United States and of case studies in five states. Based on the findings from the environmental scan and the case studies, EDC identified eight key elements to enhance the primary prevention of child maltreatment.
The next part of this effort is the development of tools that states can use to develop and strengthen their work in promoting safe, stable, nurturing relationships for young children and their families.
This project is being conducted in collaboration with the CDC Foundation and the Doris Duke Foundation.
[This project is inactive but is presented here for archival purposes.]
EDC Project Director: Sally Fogerty
Funder: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
(EDC is a subcontractor on this project to CDC Foundation.)