Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States; among infants and children, ages 0-19, injuries and violence result in over 9 million emergency room visits a year. Worldwide, the toll of domestic violence and community violence continues from one generation to the next.

We work across international, national, state, and local boundaries to integrate evidence-based injury, suicide, and violence prevention into public health and health care systems. We gather and use data to inform policies, programs, and practices so that efforts are targeted to the populations and communities where needs are greatest and the greatest impact can be achieved.

Experts

Jennifer Allison
Director, Children’s Safety Network
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Senior Research Scientist
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
Julie Goldstein Grumet
Director of Prevention and Practice
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Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Gustavo Payan
Project Director | Youth Development Specialist
Gerald Reed
Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership | Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Health and Technology
Ellyson Stout
Project Director

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on injury, violence, and suicide prevention. To see more, visit our Resources section.

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This report presents highlights and findings from EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey to 24,355 high school students in 26 Massachusetts communities in 2014.

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This resource library is a collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help users understand and implement the Zero Suicide Initiative.

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To promote optimal development, each Head Start program plans, implements, and evaluates actions that provide safe environments for children to be active and competent learners.

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This online toolkit supports the implementation of the Zero Suicide Initiative in health and behavioral health care settings.

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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.

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This report analyzes survey data from 200 participants in USAID-funded, EDC-implemented youth programs in North East Kenya and Honduras.
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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

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This website includes selected resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s work to prevent suicide.

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This website helps suicide prevention professionals—both individuals and organizations—develop messages about suicide that are strategic, safe, and positive.

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EDC’s Proyecto METAS conducted a survey in three at-risk urban communities in Honduras between March and May 2013.