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.

Learn more: Read or download "A World Free from Suicide."

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Resources

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

Toolkits

This guide is designed to assist emergency department (ED) health care professionals with decisions about the care of patients at risk of suicide.

Reports

Released by the Research Prioritization Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, this report outlines the research areas that show the most promise in helping to reduce th

Toolkits

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

Toolkits

This toolkit provides ideas for integrating suicide prevention into the work of senior centers.

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.

Reports

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.

Reports

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.

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

Reports

This report presents some of the accomplishments of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention during its first five years (2010–2015).

Resource libraries

The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.