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

In this paper, the authors discuss the purpose, design, and launch of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s first ever Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN).

White papers

This brief can help you develop a continuous quality improvement (CQI) plan and communicate it to others in your organization. It explains what the plan should cover and includes a sample outline and template for drafting your plan.

Reports

This issue brief summarizes information from multiple sources to offer insight into three critical questions.

Resource libraries

This resource library maintained by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) includes products created by SPRC and its partners as well as toolkits, fact sheets, guides, upcoming trainings and

Apps

This app demonstrates that handwashing, covering your cough, and washing surfaces can reduce the spread of illness.

Toolkits

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

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.

Videos

SPARK Talks—Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable—are feature videos of leaders in the suicide prevention field describing a new development or direction and issuing a c

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.

Resource libraries

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