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EDC collaborates with public and private partners to create, deliver, and evaluate programs, services, and products in 22 countries around the world. This library contains profiles of our current work and initiatives.

15 Projects found
Research shows that accidental injuries are the leading cause of death in children and youth ages 0 to 19 in the United States. In 2018, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that injury...
Advocates working across domestic violence agencies, child protection systems, human trafficking agencies, and elder abuse units need specific skills and knowledge related to suicide prevention. Yet...
A key aspect of promoting adolescent health at the community level is gathering the necessary data to determine priorities, raise awareness, and support local programs and policies. Since 2006, EDC...
While teen pregnancy rates in the United States have been falling since 1990, teen birth and pregnancy rates among Latinas have risen to almost twice the national average and are higher than any...
Suicide takes life without regard to age, income, education, or race. It is the 10th leading cause of death for all Americans, and its heartbreaking legacy continues long after death. Fortunately,...
As our country deals with crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid epidemic—as well as natural disasters—support for health, behavioral health, and safety have never been more vital. All...
Public safety professionals, including law enforcement officers, face many job-related stressors that can negatively impact their mental health and well-being. Emotional injuries and suicide among...
Cyberbullying, mental health, and substance abuse—these are among the complex issues communities must tackle. When schools, health agencies, and law enforcement work together, they can greatly...
Rebuilding peace and prosperity in Honduras will require partners from all parts of the country. Most importantly, it must include young people, whose lives have been disproportionately affected by...
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) impacts up to 20 percent of veterans of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Digital health tools hold enormous potential for helping them and other...
Many cities across the country experience high rates of violence and civil unrest related to police brutality. Trauma-informed policies and programs that foster community resilience have the...
Death by suicide continues to be an issue of major concern affecting military service members and veterans. Data from the U.S. Department of Defense Annual Suicide Report from 2019 indicate that the...
Suicide claims nearly 50,000 lives each year and is the second leading cause of death among Americans aged 15–39. But with more attention being paid to suicide prevention than ever before, research,...
Health care providers and systems play an important role in preventing suicides. Yet most health care providers do not ask people about their thoughts of suicide, and most systems are not prepared to...
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2018, over 47,000 people died by suicide. Research indicates that 84% of these people saw a health care provider in the year before their...