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.

Learn more: Read "A World Free from Suicide."

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Resources

Here are a few of our resources on behavioral, physical, and mental health. To see more, visit our Resources section.

White papers

This tip sheet explains the benefits of including participants and families in continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes and provides strategies for engaging them as partners.

Reports

This report spotlights Eastern Niagara Hospital is using the Elder Mistreatment Emergency Department Toolkit to identify and address elder mistreatment.

Reports

This report explores the potential benefits of theory-based logic models in trauma-informed initiatives

Reports

In this action memo, we consider proposals for more effective donor investment in school health and nutrition.

Toolkits

This toolkit is designed to support state, territory, tribal, and local teams as well as individuals in examining and acting toward advancing health equity in Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood

Toolkits

This document provides practitioners with a five-session coaching series on how to use the social and emotional learning (SEL) research literature to identify evidence-based SEL interventions to im

Reports

This case study spotlights the University of North Carolina Hillsborough Hospital’s implementation of the Elder Mistreatment Emergency Department Toolkit to identify and respond to elder m

Resource libraries

This resource library contains reports, analyses, surveys, and fact sheets developed as part of EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey from 2006 to 2014.

Fact sheets

This fact sheet describes a suite of services that EDC provides to guide districts in launching and sustaining multi-tiered systems of support to improve the SEL and mental wellness of students and educators.

Toolkits

This online toolkit provides specific guidance for applying SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework to the prevention of opioid misuse and overdoses.