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.

Websites

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

Toolkits

This toolkit helps build the capacity of teachers and leaders to use evidence-based practices, universal design for learning (UDL) principles, and technology to improve student engagement, motivati

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.

Websites

STEPS to Care e-Tools is a set of public health strategies for individuals at the highest risk of dropping out of HIV care.

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

White papers

Messaging about Suicide Prevention in Law Enforcement: Strategies for Safe and Positive Messaging provides evidence-based recommendations to help law enforcement agencies promote and support help-seeking behaviors and suicide prevention efforts.

Toolkits

Use this tool to create a comprehensive map of all of your SEL and mental health programs, practices, and policies using the multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework.

White papers

This paper describes the work of the Home Visiting Collaborative for Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN).

White papers

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.

Reports

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