At EDC, we are skilled at applying evidence to inform policies on a wide range of issues. We use data and incorporate multiple perspectives into briefings, white papers, and consultations that inform discussions and lead to concrete actions for government and community initiatives.
We support policy implementation and change management processes, building public will and addressing financing, workforce, and other challenges. We bring together diverse working groups and work with policymakers at multiple levels, including local school and clinic administrators as well as decision makers in ministries and federal agencies.
No matter where our efforts are aimed, we demonstrate a longstanding commitment to collaboration and informed policy improvements that are grounded in science, knowledge, evidence, and experience.
In 2007, Massachusetts became the first state to receive federal funds through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address unintended fatal and nonfatal opioid
This website includes selected resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s work to prevent suicide.
This brief describes how EDC works with multi-sector partners to pioneer new ways to harness the power of digital tools to support families and enhance early teaching, learning, and health promotion.
This website offers stories, tools, videos, and other resources to support substance misuse and mental illness prevention efforts from SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
This informational brochure describes the Quality Measures process, tools, and protocols designed to guide and support the collaborative self-study of principal preparation programs by states, school districts, and their training providers.
This brief describes EDC’s deep commitment to ensuring that all young children have the support they need during the critical early childhood window of time.
This resource library from the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) contains policy reports, briefs, annotated bibliographies, and other tools targeted to help early childhood educat
Drawing on a decade of research, EDC analyzed the impact of partnerships among early childhood education programs on the accessibility and quality of services for young children—particularly childr
This online toolkit supports the implementation of the Zero Suicide Initiative in health and behavioral health care settings.
This tool supports partnerships between school districts and principal training program providers in areas such as the quality of their communications and collaboration.