EDC identifies opportunities to promote individual, family, and community health and address disparities. We break down barriers to reach the medically underserved and improve the delivery of coordinated, evidence-based prevention and treatment services. Our programs reach the young and the elderly—and their caregivers—in diverse settings, including clinics, hospitals, schools, Head Start programs and child care centers, community programs, senior centers, and assisted living.
We develop community-level health communications campaigns as well as face-to-face and online training programs for physicians, nurses, mental health counselors, and allied health providers. We design digital health tools for reaching busy professionals and for providing consumers with self-management support.
Serving Women Who Served
Women veterans are not getting the care they need. How can we change that?
Can Your Smartphone be a Mental Health Tool?
Suicide prevention efforts are increasingly taking advantage of advances in technology.
Why Does Social Emotional Learning Matter?
These are basic skills that set kids up for success later in life. EDC’s Karen Cairone explains.
Behavioral Health: 4 Ways to Build Programs That Work
These concrete steps can help communities improve the way they respond to the public health challenges they face.
Suicide Prevention—Getting from Awareness to Action
“We have to promote hope and recovery if we want to reduce suicides,” says Elly Stout, director of EDC’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
How Can We Better Serve the Mental Health Needs of Women Veterans?
Delivering health care that better meets the needs of women veterans must become a national priority.
This online tool provides guidance for applying the Strategic Prevention Framework process to the prevention of alcohol misuse and abuse.
This resource library contains an array of practice briefs, videos, webinars, and curated resource links to help mental health professionals better address the needs of individuals affected by HIV.
The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) at EDC developed this interactive communications toolkit to help substance abuse prevention practitioners create clear,
Based on a popular smartphone app created by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, the Web-based PTSD Coach Online offers 17 different evidence-informed tools to help individ
Released by the Research Prioritization Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, this report outlines the research areas that show the most promise in helping to reduce th
The Bullying Prevention Resource Guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on bullying prevention. It is divided into seven sections:
This online guide provides Head Start and Early Head Start home visitors with effective strategies to assess, promote, and model good hygiene during regular meetings with families.
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:
This website features a set of tools and resources from the STEPS to Care Program created to help individuals with HIV management.
STEPS to Care e-Tools is a set of public health strategies for individuals at the highest risk of dropping out of HIV care.