EDC’s projects are informed by our expertise in dissemination and implementation science, as well as by the experiences and wisdom of program staff and community members. We are skilled in identifying, addressing, and overcoming barriers to implementation that impede uptake, delivery, and dissemination of best practices.

In countries around the world, we have successfully implemented youth development, literacy, and health initiatives and worked with Ministries of Education and Health to improve school and health programming. In the United States, we support the implementation of evidence-based strategies, both nationally and regionally. We also work with large school districts and health systems on efforts to adopt and sustain effective interventions.

Our collaborative implementation efforts support meaningful improvements in processes and systems.

Experts

Patricia Fahey
Director of Early Learning and Development
Chelsey Goddard
Vice President | Director, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
Ilene Kantrov
Director, Pathways to College and Careers
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging | Senior Advisor, Evidence-Based Practices, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Lauren Katzman
Project Director
Thelma Khelghati
Chief of Party | Education Specialist
Mary Ann Mackrain
Project Director
Joyce Malyn-Smith
Managing Project Director
Jana Martella
Project Director
Bob McLaughlin
Director, Leadership for Learning Innovation
Carrie Parker
Director of Research, Leadership for Learning Innovation
Shelley Pasnik
Vice President | Director, Center for Children and Technology
Kirsten Peterson
Senior Project Director
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
William Potter
Principal International Technical Advisor
Diane Schilder
Principal Research Scientist
Jim Stanton
Senior Project Director
Tony Streit
Senior Project Director
Lisa Hartenberger Toby
Deputy Chief of Party
Nancy Topping-Tailby
Project Director
Jill Weber
Vice President | Director of Research, Evaluation, and Policy

Projects

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on implementation. To see more, visit our Resources section.
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This tool helps Head Start programs better understand the link between their school readiness goals and their health service plans.

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The Safe in the City kit includes prevention posters, a user's guide, and a DVD of Safe in the City, a 23-minute HIV/STD prevention video designed to be easily integrated into cli

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This resource library contains research publications, policy briefs, toolkits, and reports produced by researchers at the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands at EDC.

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This book, published by Heinemann, supports grades 6–10 teachers in implementing EDC’s Transition to Algebra curriculum.

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The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.

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This website features a set of tools and resources from the STEPS to Care Program created to help individuals with HIV management.

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This website helps educators understand the role that the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) play within the larger context of the Common Core Standards themselves.

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This document outlines the vision, mission, and three-year plan of the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN), which is based at EDC.

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This searchable database offers resources and materials selected and reviewed by the staff of the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP).

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Designed by EDC and the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL) initiative includes an interdisciplinary high school curriculum, professional development, and a successful