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.
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Addressing Veteran Suicide
Jerry Reed says that a public health approach is needed to prevent suicide among Veterans.
The Voice of Experience
Individuals with lived experience can bring an important perspective to suicide prevention efforts.
Is Social Media Harmful to Students with Disabilities?
A new report on social media finds some benefits, but higher cyberbullying rates.
Addressing the Opioid Crisis through Home Visiting
Home visiting programs are critical to supporting children affected by opioid misuse, says Loraine Lucinski.
Home Visiting Supports Mothers, Infants
Breastfeeding holds a number of health benefits for mothers and infants. So why are rates of the practice so low?
3 Ways Schools Can Support Children Affected by the Opioid Crisis
Schools are uniquely positioned to address the needs of children exposed to trauma, says Shai Fuxman.
This report spotlights how Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is using the Elder Mistreatment Emergency Department Toolkit to identify and address elder mistreatment.
STEPS to Care e-Tools is a set of public health strategies for individuals at the highest risk of dropping out of HIV care.
This online toolkit provides specific guidance for applying SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework to the prevention of opioid misuse and overdoses.
This app demonstrates that handwashing, covering your cough, and washing surfaces can reduce the spread of illness.
This EDC brief explores the key role that parent-child interaction plays in children’s development and describes how home visitors can support parent-child interaction.
This report spotlights how University of North Carolina Hillsborough Hospital is using the Elder Mistreatment Emergency Department Toolkit to identify and address elder mistreatment.
This factsheet provides an overview of some of EDC’s work to strengthen systems and services to help families, home visitors, community members, educators, and healthcare professionals ensure that
An engaging conversation which combines the expertise of a clinician with the perspective of a police chief, this webinar recording provides guidance on Comprehensive Strategies for Preventing
This resource library is a collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help users understand and implement the Zero Suicide Initiative.
This report explores the potential benefits of theory-based logic models in trauma-informed initiatives