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 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.
Connecting Families Affected by HIV with Care and Support
A new case management system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is providing a bridge to much-needed social services.
New App To Help Parents Navigate Kids’ Care
A new mobile phone app will help caregivers of children with disabilities navigate complex systems of care.
Preventing Problem Gambling in Massachusetts
EDC is working with both communities and casinos to develop programs to address the issue.
This resource library contains reports, analyses, surveys, and fact sheets developed as part of EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey from 2006 to 2014.
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
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
This website features a set of tools and resources from the STEPS to Care Program created to help individuals with HIV management.
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
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 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.
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
This website includes selected resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s work to prevent suicide.