Our work is united by the common goal of reducing the impact of substance abuse on individuals, families, and communities. We design and deliver innovative, highly regarded, and effective learning opportunities that build national, state, and local workforce and organizational capacities to meet the needs of diverse populations through evidence-based policies, programs, and services.

Our online products, tools, and resources, as well as our face-to-face trainings, reflect urgent and emergent trends in substance abuse across the life span. Our solutions are informed by prevention and implementation science, as well as by the multidisciplinary perspectives and cultural competencies of our staff.

Experts

Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
Shai Fuxman staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
Chelsey Goddard
Vice President | Director, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
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Evaluator
Chuck Klevgaard
Public Health Specialist
Carol Oliver
Chief of Training and Technical Assistance
EDC's Kimberly O’Brien staff portrait
Research Scientist
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
Maria Valenti
Community Psychologist
Jack Vondras
Certified Prevention Specialist

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on substance abuse prevention and treatment. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Toolkits

The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) at EDC developed this interactive communications toolkit to help substance abuse prevention practitioners create clear,

Toolkits

This online tool provides guidance for applying the Strategic Prevention Framework process to the prevention of alcohol misuse and abuse.

Resource libraries

This website contains links to social norms campaigns from communities supported by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) at EDC.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains programs and strategies for addressing school-based health and safety issues, including bullying, substance abuse, mental health, and school discipline.

Reports

This issue brief is designed to help substance abuse prevention practitioners better understand and reduce rates of heroin use and overdose. It includes the following:

Resource libraries

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

Resource libraries

This website contains links to social marketing campaigns from communities supported by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP).

Reports

The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) developed this guidance document to assist efforts in preventing and reducing underage drinking and other drug use in Ma

Resource libraries

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

Websites

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