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.
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
The Center for Strategic Prevention Support (CSPS) developed this guidance document to assist efforts in preventing and reducing underage drinking and other drug use in Massachusetts.
This resource library contains programs and strategies for addressing school-based health and safety issues, including bullying, substance abuse, mental health, and school discipline.
This online toolkit supports the implementation of the Zero Suicide Initiative in health and behavioral health care settings.
This toolkit provides ideas for integrating suicide prevention into the work of senior centers.
This tool helps Head Start programs better understand the link between their school readiness goals and their health service plans.
The Center for Strategic Prevention Support (CSPS) at EDC developed this interactive communications toolkit to help substance abuse prevention practitioners create clear, accurate messages that wou
Sneak preview of one section of our comprehensive 30-page self-assessment.
This website features a set of tools and resources from the STEPS to Care Program created to help individuals with HIV management.
This paper describes the work of the Home Visiting Collaborative for Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN).