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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.

104 Projects found
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...
A growing body of research shows that proactive support of students’ social and emotional development (SEL) and mental health contribute to positive outcomes in many parts of their lives, including...
Recent surveys of youth in South Africa indicate troubling increases in the prevalence of HIV and pregnancy rates. But with over 94 percent of South African youth between the ages of 7 and 18...
Persons impacted by trauma are at greater risk for suicidal thinking and behaviors. In addition, interventions and approaches to address mental and behavioral health issues too often focus on health...
The U.S. lacks an effective approach to providing education—particularly STEM education—in prisons. It is possible to make STEM career and college study programs common, accessible, and rigorous in...
Many people with HIV are not benefiting from the treatments and therapies that could help them live longer, healthier lives. Co-morbid conditions, social and environmental barriers, and a lack of...
The 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress—otherwise known as the nation’s report card —found that two-thirds of eighth graders in the United States were not proficient in mathematics. To...
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,...
All children are primed to engage with and enjoy science from an early age. Yet young emergent multilingual learners from low-income communities are faced with a “ science opportunity gap ” before...
Research shows that children who have opportunities to explore science at an early age have greater STEM success later in life. In fact, about half of eighth graders who are interested in science go...
Many frontline professionals in community services, law enforcement services, and the health system lack the skills and knowledge they need to safely meet the needs of those at heightened risk of...
Nearly half of all U.S. children are exposed to at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE), such as abuse, neglect, incarceration of a family member, substance use in the home, divorce, or...
Despite past and present efforts, the education system in Honduras still faces many challenges in terms of access, efficiency, and quality. However, current research suggests that improving reading...
Of the 67 million primary-school-aged children around the world who do not attend school, 40 million live in countries affected by armed conflict. Millions more have had their education disrupted by...
Niger faces many challenges that threaten food and nutrition security and resilience. Farmers have little access to advances in agricultural practices and technologies to fight the effects of climate...