Our work is united by the common goal of reducing the impact of opioid and other substance abuse on individuals, families, and communities. We design and deliver innovative, highly regarded, and effective learning opportunities that build national, state, and local workforce and organizational capacities to meet the needs of diverse populations through evidence-based policies, programs, and services.

Our online products, tools, and resources, as well as our face-to-face trainings, reflect urgent and emergent trends in substance abuse across the life span. Our solutions are informed by prevention and implementation science, as well as by the multidisciplinary perspectives and cultural competencies of our staff.

Experts

Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
Shai Fuxman staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
Chelsey Goddard
Vice President | Director, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
Chuck Klevgaard
Project Director
A photo of EDC's Loraine Swanson Lucinski
Senior Project Director
A photo of EDC's Debra Gardner Morris
Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Carol Oliver
Chief of Training and Technical Assistance
EDC's Kimberly O’Brien staff portrait
Research Scientist
A photo of EDC's Gisela Rots
Project Director
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
Maria Valenti
Community Psychologist
A photo of EDC's Lourdes Vazquez
Project Director

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on substance abuse prevention and treatment. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Reports

This report describes three post-overdose interventions that have shown promise in reducing the risk of subsequent overdoses and improving other health outcomes among people who have experienced a non-fatal overdose, highlighting the role of prevention practitioners in supporting these efforts.

Websites

In 2007, Massachusetts became the first state to receive federal funds through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address unintended fatal and nonfatal opioid

Toolkits

The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) at EDC developed this interactive communications toolkit to help substance abuse prevention practitioners create clear,

Reports

This issue brief is designed to help substance abuse prevention practitioners better understand and reduce rates of heroin use and overdose. It includes the following:

Resource libraries

This resource library contains decision-support tools, training and technical assistance tools, archived CAPT webinars, videos, and compiled data sources.

Toolkits

This online toolkit provides specific guidance for applying SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework to the prevention of opioid misuse and overdoses.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains programs and strategies for addressing school-based health and safety issues, including bullying, substance abuse, mental health, and school discipline.

Videos

This resource makes the case to use data to make the case for prevention efforts.

Resource libraries

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.

Resource libraries

This searchable database offers resources and materials selected and reviewed by the staff of the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP).