EDC identifies opportunities to promote individual, family, and community health and address disparities. We break down barriers to reach the medically underserved and improve the delivery of coordinated, evidence-based prevention and treatment services. Our programs reach the young and the elderly—and their caregivers—in diverse settings, including clinics, hospitals, schools, Head Start programs and child care centers, community programs, senior centers, and assisted living.
We develop community-level health communications campaigns as well as face-to-face and online training programs for physicians, nurses, mental health counselors, and allied health providers. We design digital health tools for reaching busy professionals and for providing consumers with self-management support.
Can Your Smartphone be a Mental Health Tool?
Suicide prevention efforts are increasingly taking advantage of advances in technology.
Why Does Social Emotional Learning Matter?
These are basic skills that set kids up for success later in life. EDC’s Karen Cairone explains.
Behavioral Health: 4 Ways to Build Programs That Work
These concrete steps can help communities improve the way they respond to the public health challenges they face.
Suicide Prevention—Getting from Awareness to Action
“We have to promote hope and recovery if we want to reduce suicides,” says Elly Stout, director of EDC’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
How Can We Better Serve the Mental Health Needs of Women Veterans?
Delivering health care that better meets the needs of women veterans must become a national priority.
Sharing His Story to Help Others
EDC’s Adam Swanson draws upon his own life experiences to improve suicide prevention and mental health care.
This online guide provides Head Start and Early Head Start home visitors with effective strategies to assess, promote, and model good hygiene during regular meetings with families.
This toolkit provides ideas for integrating suicide prevention into the work of senior centers.
This website contains links to social marketing campaigns from communities supported by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP).
This website includes selected resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s work to prevent suicide.
This resource library is a collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help users understand and implement the Zero Suicide Initiative.
The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) developed this guidance document to assist efforts in preventing and reducing underage drinking and other drug use in Ma
STEPS to Care e-Tools is a set of public health strategies for individuals at the highest risk of dropping out of HIV care.
The Bullying Prevention Resource Guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on bullying prevention. It is divided into seven sections:
This website features a set of tools and resources from the STEPS to Care Program created to help individuals with HIV management.
EDC developed Video Opportunities for Innovative Condom Education and Safer Sex (VOICES/VOCES), a video-based intervention designed to increase condom use among heterosexual African American and La