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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Projects

Resources

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

Webinars

This webinar recording, Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide: Strategies for Effective and Positive Messaging, produced by EDC, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and Bure

Reports

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.

Toolkits

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

Toolkits

This free workshop kit is designed to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and t

Videos

The Safe in the City kit includes prevention posters, a user's guide, and a DVD of Safe in the City, a 23-minute HIV/STD prevention video designed to be easily integrated into cli

Books

This resource for Head Start program health managers provides tools, resources, and information to help them determine what needs their attention, how to structure their work, and ways to develop p

Reports

The Bullying Prevention Resource Guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on bullying prevention. It is divided into seven sections:

Toolkits

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

Resource libraries

This resource library contains an array of practice briefs, videos, webinars, and curated resource links to help mental health professionals better address the needs of individuals affected by HIV.

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.